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December 12, 2012

Ending 'School-to-Prison Pipeline' Subject of U.S. Senate Hearing

Federal lawmakers will hear ideas about how to keep schoolhouse infractions from turning students into juvenile delinquents, repeat offenders, high school dropouts, or lifelong criminals.

December 04, 2012

Court Upholds $1M Award in N.Y. School Race-Harassment Case

A federal appeals court has upheld a $1 million jury award against a New York district in a case involving persistent racial harassment of a student by his peers.

November 29, 2012

Behavior Problems Tied to Lower Grades for Depressed Adolescents

Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.

November 28, 2012

Civil Rights Office Reflects on Discipline, Bullying, Violence Issues

In all, the agency said it received 28,971 complaints from 2009 to 2012, more than in any previous four-year period in its history. More than half were about disability issues.

November 06, 2012

Getting an Earful—of Classroom Management Training

"Real Time Coaching" puts mentor teachers right inside new teachers' ears.

October 31, 2012

New Report Criticizes Cost of Some Discipline Practices in Texas

The advocacy group that published the report encourages districts to be more judicious when punishing students via out-of-school suspension to misbehavior that affects student safety.

October 23, 2012

For Students Too Poor for 'Smart Drugs,' a Doctor Steps In

A Georgia pediatrician is attempting to improve "social equity" by prescribing ADHD medication to those struggling in school.

October 19, 2012

Another Good Reason to Stop Bullying: Paperwork

Louisiana's new bullying law may become an "administrative nightmare," according to the president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.

October 17, 2012

No Rest for the Weary, and Emotional Instability, Too

In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.

October 02, 2012

Another Kind of Climate Change

In this new venture, Education Week will explore classroom conduct, school climate, student engagement—and how all of these things affect learning and connect to one another.

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