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July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 14, 2015

Cyberbullying Is Now a Crime in New Zealand. Is That the Right Approach?

A New Zealand law sets penalties, including fines and jail time, for "harmful digital communication." But experts say criminalizing cyberbullying is problematic and possibly counterproductive.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

May 11, 2015

Cleveland Schools Plan for Verdict by Addressing Emotional, Safety Needs

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

April 28, 2015

Baltimore Students, Out of School After Riots, Try to Process Events

Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.

April 24, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Pondering Popularity Edition

Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.

April 17, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Sound of Silence Edition

Students spend a day in silence to demand better school climate for LGBT peers. Plus links on growth mindset, teacher perspectives, race in the classroom, and the home lives of students.

April 10, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Police in Schools Edition

A new data analysis by the Center for Public Integrity shows which states refer the most students to law enforcement. Plus, links on religious liberty, discipline, and the fake babies used in sex ed classes.

April 03, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Fight Over Discipline Edition

Charter school founder Eva Moskowitz once again squares off against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, this time criticizing his approach to school discipline. Plus links on mascots, trauma, and bullies.

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