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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.

May 30, 2014

'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Outlines Priorities

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

April 21, 2014

Michigan Students to March 80 Miles to Protest 'School Pushout'

Students say suspensions and expulsions are too frequently issued for minor offenses.

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.

February 19, 2014

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Allow Districts to Ignore New Discipline Rules

A Maryland lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow districts to ignore a new state rule, which requires districts to adopt new discipline policies by 2014-15.

February 19, 2014

Parallels Between 'Loud Music' Case and Discriminatory Discipline, Panelist Says

A perception of greater threat leads some educators to punish black students more harshly than their white peers, leader of civil rights group says.

February 14, 2014

Lawmakers Question Federal Guidance, Call Discipline a Local Issue

The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans.

January 29, 2014

California Schools See Drop in Suspensions, Expulsions

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

January 29, 2014

Maryland Adopts New Discipline Rule to Address Racial Disparities, Suspensions

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

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