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April 10, 2014

New Minnesota Anti-Bullying Law Follows Years of Debate, Controversy

The passage follows years of debate and a marathon discussion on the statehouse floor.

April 03, 2014

Children of Veterans Experience Trauma Secondhand, Advocates Say

Children of combat veterans may experience trauma related to their parents' post-traumatic stress syndrome. This can affect their behavior at school.

March 26, 2014

Youth Gang Involvement Is a Public Health Issue Into Adulthood, Study Concludes

Data show that gang involvement in adolescence affects a broad range of social, health, and behavioral factors into adulthood.

March 20, 2014

Restorative Practices Guide Released

The guide echoes much of what we've already heard about discipline reform efforts, but it targets an audience of educators who may have felt left out of the discussion.

March 20, 2014

California Groups Urge Schools to Spend on Student Support Staff, Not Police

A policy brief urges school districts in California to spend less on school-based police and place more restrictions on how they work in schools.

March 03, 2014

'Willful Defiance' Will No Longer Be Cause for Suspension in San Francisco

The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.

February 28, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Officials Approve Plan to Improve Discipline in Kentucky District

The 8,700-student district agreed to review and improve its discipline policies following an investigation that revealed higher discipline rates for black students.

February 19, 2014

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Allow Districts to Ignore New Discipline Rules

A Maryland lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow districts to ignore a new state rule, which requires districts to adopt new discipline policies by 2014-15.

February 19, 2014

Parallels Between 'Loud Music' Case and Discriminatory Discipline, Panelist Says

A perception of greater threat leads some educators to punish black students more harshly than their white peers, leader of civil rights group says.

February 07, 2014

Chicago Schools Attribute Drop in Suspensions to New Discipline Policies

There have been 14,587 out-of-school suspensions in the district between the beginning of the school year and January, a 36 percent drop from the same time period in 2010-11.

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