The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.


This week, a Jeopardy! champion talked about his experiences with racial stereotypes, a gay basketball player shared the significance of the number on his jersey, and a columnist wrote about the great challenge of rural poverty.


The 8,700-student district agreed to review and improve its discipline policies following an investigation that revealed higher discipline rates for black students.


Opponents of a new law that applies to transgender students in California schools failed to gain enough valid signatures to qualify a ballot item that would have given voters a chance to overturn the measure.


The experience of Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins lineman who quit after being repeatedly harassed by teammates, is a cautionary tale about the lasting effect of adolescent bullying.


First lady Michelle Obama, in a White House conference with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, unveiled proposed new rules that aim to shield students from junk-food advertising during the school day.


This week, we see how restorative justice works in one high school, read about the perennial issue of controversial mascots, and learn that the mean jokes in NFL locker rooms may resemble the bullying students deal with in school.


A sweeping research review on bullying suggests that bullying may be more common in schools with certain characteristics, such as racial homogeneity.


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.


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


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