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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.

November 04, 2014

Leader of NRA's Newtown Response Elected Governor of Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.

October 09, 2014

Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate, Teacher Training

The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

October 07, 2014

School Climate for Native American Students Is Focus of Federal Tour

Representatives from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will hold listening sessions with a special focus on school climate issues in Native American communities.

September 29, 2014

Suspensions: New Law in California, New York City to Change Discipline Code

Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.

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