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.


UPDATED: Democratic state representative Gail Finney, who introduced the bill, said that the measure was designed to clarify the boundaries of acceptable corporal punishment, which is not expressly defined in current Kansas statutes.


This week, we dig deeper into Chicago school discipline data, meet an ice skater who competes in traditional Muslim dress, and catch up with the cute girl from that iconic Lego ad.


The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.


The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans.


There have been at least 28 shootings at K-12 schools and at least 16 shootings at colleges and universities in the 14 months since the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., two-gun control advocacy groups said this week.


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