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June 09, 2014

Students Counter Anti-Gay Protesters at a Washington High School

Students countered a Westboro Baptist protest outside a Washington, D.C., high school with a rally in support of their LGBTQ community.

April 22, 2014

Guide Promotes 'Personal Opportunity Plans' as Route to Educational Equity

A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

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 12, 2014

Study Links Responsive Teaching to Academic Gains

A teaching approach that emphasizes fostering students' autonomy and social and emotional skills leads to academic gains, according to a new study.

February 21, 2014

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we see how restorative justice works in one high school, read about the perennial issue of controversial mascots, and learn that the mean jokes in NFL locker rooms may resemble the bullying students deal with in school.

January 08, 2014

New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions

The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.

December 20, 2013

Catholic Student Protest Highlights Shifting Views of Same-Sex Marriage

Teens in Washington started taking action when they learned an administrator at their Catholic high school was forced to resign following his marriage to another man.

December 03, 2013

Could Changes in School Culture Make U.S. Schools More Competitive?

A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.

November 20, 2013

N.Y.C.'s Efforts to Reduce Absences Also Boosted Grades, Study Finds

A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.

October 05, 2013

Who Cares About At-Risk Students?

A new documentary follows troubled teenager Kelsey Carroll on her difficult road to graduation, and the help that schools can offer even in the toughest situations.

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