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April 10, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Police in Schools Edition

A new data analysis by the Center for Public Integrity shows which states refer the most students to law enforcement. Plus, links on religious liberty, discipline, and the fake babies used in sex ed classes.

March 05, 2015

Ferguson School Police Too Heavy-Handed With Students, Justice Department Says

Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.

March 05, 2015

Too Many Texas Students Face Fines, Criminal Records for Truancy, Group Says

Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.

March 02, 2015

Community Policing Task Force Has Recommendations for Schools, Too

A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.

December 01, 2014

Obama Order May Result in More Training for School Police Who Get Military Gear

The president plans to order agencies to set new training and oversight requirements for federal programs that provide military equipment to local police departments, including some school police.

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.

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