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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.

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 17, 2014

School Police in Los Angeles Will Give Up Grenade Launchers

Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.

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 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.

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 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.

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