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August 21, 2014

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Suspend Black Students at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.

August 20, 2014

Language Skills Can Shape Children's Impulse Control, Research Says

Can limited vocabulary silence the better angels of students' nature? New research suggests poor speech skills may cause later behavior problems.

August 19, 2014

Police in Los Angeles Schools to Curtail Arrests, Citations for Minor Offenses

The police force for the nation's second largest school district will now refer most students who fight, bring tobacco products to school, or commit other minor offenses to counseling and services rather than sending them to juvenile court.

August 19, 2014

Counseling, Not Arrests, Is Priority in New Policing Policy for Los Angeles Schools

The police force for the nation's second largest school district aims to drive down its high rates of citations and arrests of students who fight at school, get caught with tobacco or alcohol, and other minor offenses.

August 15, 2014

An Open Letter to America's Public School System

Darnell Fine: When the demographics shift, and the minority becomes majority, students of color will make you no less beautiful.

August 04, 2014

Twitter Chat: Supporting LGBT Students in School

Please join us in a Twitter chat Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET to discuss your strategies for supporting LGBT students and the barriers you face.

July 30, 2014

Superintendents: State Laws Limit Discretion in Suspensions, Expulsions

A survey released this week by AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and the Children's Defense Fund explores how superintendents view discipline in their districts.

July 25, 2014

Mother Pens Powerful Essay on Preschool Sons' Suspension

Omaha, Neb., mother Tunette Powell's story about her sons' frequent removals from preschool revives a discussion on racial disparities in school discipline.

July 15, 2014

D.C. Considers Halt on Pre-K Suspensions in Charter, Traditional Schools

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

July 14, 2014

District of Columbia to Consider Ban on Pre-K Suspensions

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

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