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April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

April 24, 2018

Schools 'Less Safe for Black and Brown Children,' Civil Rights Advocates Say

National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.

March 21, 2018

A School Officer Intervenes in a Shooting. And the Debate Turns to 'Good Guy With a Gun'

A school-based sheriff's deputy confronted a student gunman at a Maryland high school Tuesday, fueling debates over school safety and the role of law enforcement in schools.

March 20, 2018

Lawmakers Question Obama-Era Discipline Policy at Hearing on Parkland Shooting

Members of Congress debated a directive to drive down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color with Republicans questioning whether similar policies in a Florida district allowed the accused Parkland, Fla., shooter to avoid being arrested despite his reportedly frequent discipline issues at school.

March 13, 2018

Teachers Say Social-Emotional Learning Is Important, But They Can't Do It Alone

A focus on students' social, emotional, and academic development improves classroom learning, a new report says, but teachers need support to bring that mindset into their work.

February 01, 2018

School Shooters Are Rarely Female. What Does That Mean for Schools?

Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.

December 08, 2017

School Discipline Debate Centers on Benefits, Consequences of Federal Guidance

Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.

November 21, 2017

Adults Send Children Mixed Messages About Kindness. Here's Why That Matters to Schools

A national survey sheds light on the sometimes conflicting messages children receive about kindness and how the unkind actions of adults affect them, findings with takeaways for schools.

October 26, 2017

Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Must Be Higher Priority for K-12, Experts Tell Lawmakers

While there's been a spotlight on sexual violence on college campuses in recent years, sexual assault and harassment are also problems in elementary and secondary schools, a panel of experts told a congressional task force on sexual violence.

October 17, 2017

What if Online Bullying Behavior Also Happened in Person? For Kids, It Often Does.

A new public service announcement asks viewers to imagine what it would look like if people were as quick to say hurtful things in person as they are online. But, for kids, the line between behavior "in the real world" and behavior on the internet might not be as clear as we think.

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