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December 12, 2014

Police Restraint of 9-Year-Old Student Was Not Excessive Force, Court Rules

The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.

December 12, 2014

Two Years After Shootings, Newtown Works to Heal as Nation Looks for Lessons

It's been two years since the deadliest K-12 school shooting in U.S. history, and the event continues to inform conversations about mental health, school climate, and student well-being.

December 09, 2014

Students Protest Garner, Brown Outcomes by Not Saying Pledge of Allegiance

Students across the country are refusing to stand or recite the Pledge of Allegiance in protest against the recent killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

December 01, 2014

Obama Order May Result in More Training for School Police Who Get Military Gear

The president plans to order agencies to set new training and oversight requirements for federal programs that provide military equipment to local police departments, including some school police.

November 24, 2014

Students, Parents Protest After Student Rape Allegations at Oklahoma High School

Protestors claim school officials didn't properly handle allegations that a male student raped three female classmates and that they failed to address subsequent bullying.

November 20, 2014

Washington School Shooter Signaled Intentions in Text Messages, Records Say

Before opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, sent a text message to family members that detailed what he wanted to wear at his funeral, court records say.

November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

November 06, 2014

Cliques Thrive in Schools That Give Students More Choices, Study Says

Large schools that offer students more options in areas like course selection are more likely to see homogenous cliques, a study concludes.

November 06, 2014

Boston School Police Will Not Carry Pepper Spray, Superintendent Says

School police in Boston will not move forward with plans to begin carrying pepper spray after acting Superintendent John McDonough said he feared such a move might "drive a wedge" between students and officers.

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