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March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

February 20, 2019

Barack Obama Discusses Obstacles Facing Young Men of Color

At an event in Oakland, Calif., the former president discussed issues of masculinity, self-worth, pop culture, and what it means to be a man of color in today's world.

December 18, 2018

Here's What the End of Obama-Era Discipline Guidance Means for Schools

The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline. Here's a breakdown of how it will affect schools.

December 03, 2018

Students' Song About KKK Raises Cautions for Teachers

A viral video of Dover, N.H., high school students singing a song about the Ku Klux Klan to the tune of "Jingle Bells" is causing outrage.

November 29, 2018

Lawsuit Challenges Florida's Post-Parkland Plan to Arm Some School Employees

A Florida district's decision to put armed "school safety assistants" in its elementary schools puts the safety and well-being of its students at risk and oversteps existing state law, says a lawsuit, which could topple school security plans throughout the state.

November 26, 2018

District's Response to Photo of Apparent Nazi Salute Raises Questions About Free Speech, Discipline

A Wisconsin district won't discipline students who appeared to do a Nazi salute in a viral photo. Can schools discipline students for off-campus speech?

November 12, 2018

After Photo of Students in Apparent Nazi Salute Goes Viral, District Pledges Investigation

A photo of students raising a Nazi salute spread quickly online Monday, sparking outrage from educators and even provoking a response from the Auschwitz Memorial.

April 26, 2018

On-Site Police, Security More Common at Majority-Black Secondary Schools

An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.

April 24, 2018

Schools 'Less Safe for Black and Brown Children,' Civil Rights Advocates Say

National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.

April 04, 2018

DeVos Meets With Supporters, Critics of Discipline Rules as GAO Says Racial Disparities Persist

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.

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