Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.

Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.

This week, read about restraint and seclusion policies, social media monitoring, a colorful approach to school climate improvement, and more.

When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.

Improving the lives of boys of color has emerged as an urgent public policy issue in the last couple of years, most recently evidenced by President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.

Black students share their experiences with race in school. Plus links on graduation rates, student perspectives on restorative practices, what schools can learn from the military, and more.

Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

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