Student Conduct

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.

10/23/2013

10/23/2013

Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out. Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, more than 300 Los Angeles USD students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook, and playing video games.

10/8/2013

10/8/2013

Since the spring, the Northern Valley district, which serves seven towns in Bergen County, has been in the grips of a fierce and sometimes personal fight over a proposal to conduct random drug testing on students who participate in extracurricular activities.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013

The move by Gainesville City Schools – a small system near Georgia’s Lake Lanier, in the Appalachian foothills – is a direct result of last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members died at the hands of a troubled and heavily armed young man who broke into the school and began shooting.

10/3/2013

Advocates for early childhood education, flanked by some of the region’s top law enforcement officials, called for support of early childhood education programs to improve results in school and reduce the number of people in jail.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Prominent cases of teenagers committing suicide after being harassed on social media networks have, along with strengthening the resolve of antibullying organizations, prompted brands to take up the issue.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

Every day there is hand-wringing over our students falling behind the rest of the world. Fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. trail students in 12 other nations in science and 17 in math, bested by their counterparts not just in Asia but in Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands, too.

9/30/2013

Nationally, school-discipline rates are at an all-time high, double what they were in the 1970s. Millions of students are suspended from school every year. And students in groups with persistent achievement gaps are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than their peers.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

There are no free passes—repercussions and consequences should be experienced by a student for any misconduct. However, suspensions rarely correct behavior. Instead, they contribute to high dropout rates and lower academic achievement. One thing is clear—school discipline reform is needed. Maryland now has an opportunity to do what is best for our kids and our communities.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

School shootings remain uncommon, and Miami-Dade County schools officials insist the campus is the safest place for any student.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013

Geo Listening has been contracted by the Glendale USD in north Los Angeles to monitor social media activities of the district's middle and high schoolers. They will be looking for subjects related to depression, despair, online bullying, hate speech, or other words or phrases that may indicate health issues or possible violation of school codes of conduct.

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Pressed by law enforcement, civil-rights advocates and the realization that the way they disciplined students was failing, schools are keeping on campus more kids who talk back, throw tantrums or even threaten teachers.

9/16/2013

9/16/2013

Disciplinary incidents in Dallas ISD that resulted in students being removed from class soared by the thousands last school year, putting an end to years of declines.

9/16/2013

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

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