Adoptive families sometimes feel overlooked or stigmatized by schools, they say. And those actions can threaten to jeopardize efforts to engage parents and to make sure students feel safe and supported in the classroom.
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August 07, 2015
July 14, 2015
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
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
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 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
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
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
Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.
April 17, 2015
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
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.