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October 21, 2014

Appeals Court Rejects Police Handcuffing of Elementary Student

The 9th Circuit federal appeals court rules against officers in the handcuffing of an 11-year-old who was unresponsive to a school official at recess.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

October 07, 2014

School Climate for Native American Students Is Focus of Federal Tour

Representatives from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will hold listening sessions with a special focus on school climate issues in Native American communities.

October 07, 2014

Ohio Releases Statistics on Use of Restraint and Seclusion

Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.

September 29, 2014

Suspensions: New Law in California, New York City to Change Discipline Code

Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.

September 29, 2014

California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.

September 25, 2014

Tupelo, Miss., District to Rework School Discipline Under Civil Rights Agreement

The U.S. Department of Education found that black students in Tupelo "had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district's discipline process."

September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder, Voice on Discipline, School Climate, to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.

September 23, 2014

School Climate and Safety Efforts Get Boost Through Federal Grants

About $70 million in federal grants were awarded through four programs aimed at states and school districts.

September 11, 2014

Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.

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