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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 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.

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.

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