The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.
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August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016
A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.
August 10, 2016
A principal gained insights on her school's policies and practices by following a student for a day in an exercise meant to promote empathy.
August 09, 2016
The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.
August 05, 2016
While much of the public focus has been on the bathrooms and locker rooms transgender students are allowed to use, the students themselves say belonging at school after a gender transition involves a much broader array of issues. In this interactive video package, a transgender student, her teacher, and her principal discuss one school's efforts.
August 01, 2016
Eight states will work cooperatively with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning to create and implement plans to draft statewide social-emotional learning standards and policies.
July 29, 2016
Personalized professional development in instructional improvement can lead to reduced and more equitable disciplinary referrals, a study finds.
July 22, 2016
More states are requiring schools to respond to cyberbullying, but it can be a challenging task for administrators. Here's what schools can learn from the recent high-profile online harassment of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.
May 10, 2016
A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that tough penalties for bullying may dissuade victims from reporting it, and that the programs at the center of much bullying prevention research are only modestly effective.
May 04, 2016
Continuing long trend lines, fewer students report fearing harm at school, and rates of school-based victimization have also declined, the most recent federal data show.