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March 01, 2013

Sticky Notes Send Encouragement, Praise Random Acts of Kindness

A nonprofit organization in Terra Haute, Ind., has launched a program that gets students and school staff to praise acts of kindness they witness at school.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 28, 2013

Feds Require Fla. District to Fix Discipline, Enrollment Procedures

The district must stop using school police for discipline issues that school administrators can handle and stop suspending students out of school for minor misbehavior, among other steps.

February 27, 2013

Experts: Add Counselors, Not Armed Teachers, to Boost School Safety

To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.

February 26, 2013

Out-of-School Suspensions, Expulsions Denounced by Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.

February 22, 2013

Federal Anti-Bullying Legislation to Be Reintroduced—Again

The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.

February 21, 2013

The Harlem Shake Is a Thing and, Yes, You Should Know About It

The Harlem Shake is the hot new thing on YouTube, but students making their own videos have already faced suspension.

February 19, 2013

With New Effort, Denver Tackles School-to-Prison Pipeline

School-based police officers and school administrators will first have to try to de-escalate school incidents whenever possible and determine what really requires police involvement.

February 11, 2013

How One District Improved 'Conditions for Learning'

The Cleveland, Ohio, district now heeds the early signs students may be in trouble, revamped in-school suspension, and installed a social-emotional learning program for all elementary students.

February 06, 2013

School Discipline in the Spotlight

A series of Education Week articles in recent months highlights some districts' approaches to shifting away from out-of-school suspension and expulsion.

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