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July 11, 2014

The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.

July 07, 2014

Criminalizing Bullying Discourages Reporting, Groups Say

Groups who spoke out in a recent cyberbullying case favor alternative approaches, such as restorative practices.

July 01, 2014

Cyberbullying Law Violates Free Speech, New York Court Rules

The overbroad law violated the First Amendment, the Court of Appeals ruled.

June 18, 2014

Ed. Dept. Seeking Comments on Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education

Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.

June 17, 2014

Free Speech at Issue in New York Cyberbullying Case

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

June 16, 2014

Supreme Court Will Hear Case With Potential Impact on Schools, Social Media

The justices agreed to weigh the free speech rights of those who make threats or deliver violent rants on social media such as Facebook.

June 13, 2014

Study Shows Fewer Suspensions in Calif. Schools, But Racial Disparities Persist

UCLA review shows that minorities are still more likely than whites to be suspended for acts of disruption and willful defiance—a vague category that can include anything from talking back to teacher to not doing one's homework—.

June 12, 2014

Audio Recording on School Buses Prompts Debate Over Security vs. Student Privacy

Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation in February allowing audio recording for "disciplinary and security purposes" in Pennsylvania school buses.

June 10, 2014

Schools Make Progress on Safety, Report Says

Over a multi-year period, nonfatal incidents decreased, and fewer students reported being afraid of attack or harm at school.

June 04, 2014

Two States Receive Grants to Reform Discipline Policies

Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.

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