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July 11, 2016

Resources for Discussing Police Violence, Race, and Racism With Students

How can teachers address two recent high-profile police shootings and the death of five Dallas police officers in the classroom? Here are some resources.

May 24, 2016

Middle School Student Handcuffed, Charged With Crime For Taking Free Milk

The student gets the milk for free as part of the National School Lunch Program, his mother said.

April 20, 2016

Oklahoma City Schools Agree to Address High Discipline Rates for Black Students

The agreement to rework its discipline policies resolves a federal investigation that found disproportionately high rates of discipline for black students there.

February 19, 2016

High School Holds Anti-Gang Assembly, Invites Only Black Students

Only black freshmen were invited to the program, which was part of court-ordered desegregation efforts, the Arkansas school district said. The ACLU of Arkansas said it unfairly singled out students by race.

February 01, 2016

United Nations Panel Recommends Changes to U.S. School Discipline

The U.N. working group of experts on people of African descent studied equity concerns in the United States in areas like the justice system, housing, and school discipline.

December 23, 2015

'Racial Mismatch' Affects Discipline, Attendance for Boys of Color

Having a teacher of another race increases the risk that young boys of color will be suspended or chronically miss class, according to a new study.

October 27, 2015

FBI, Justice Department Open Civil Rights Probe of S.C. Student Arrest; Officer Fired

Videos of the violent classroom incident have sparked concerns about race, justice, and the role of police in schools.

October 20, 2015

Teen Clockmaker's White House Visit Shines Spotlight on School Discipline

Ahmed Mohamed drew international press coverage last month when police arrested him at his school after teachers said his homemade clock looked like a "hoax bomb."

September 14, 2015

Racial Justice, LGBT Groups Urge Collaboration on School Discipline Issues

A new report encourages racial equity groups and LGBT-student groups to collaborate on improving school discipline.

August 19, 2015

Disparate Impact in School Discipline: What Does the Public Think?

Do teachers, parents, and the general public support district and federal efforts to make discipline more even-handed? A new poll seeks to gauge opinions on district and federal policies designed to tackle "disparate impact."

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