Student Conduct

9/13/2013

9/13/2013
Arrests in Connecticut schools dropped 13.5 percent from 2008 to 2011, but hundreds of the arrests made in 2011 were for minor policy violations such as throwing erasers, shouting, or leaving class without permission, a new report says.
9/13/2013
A state board has voted to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators, and other staff as armed guards, despite a warning from the state's top attorney that the licensing law they relied upon was intended for private businesses.

9/12/2013

9/12/2013
Glendale Unified School District has hired Geo Listening to monitor about 13,000 middle school and high school students, according to the Glendale News-Press.
9/12/2013
After initially voting to revoke two districts' licenses classifying them as private security firms, the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies decided to allow the schools to keep them for two more years. The panel had voted to suspend the schools' licenses last month after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said they shouldn't have been issued to the schools.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013
In recent years, media attention, state mandates and research on bullying have prompted dozens of school districts across Illinois — including at least 10 in the Chicago suburbs — to try a more inclusive approach that addresses peer aggression while instilling a broader message of respect.

9/10/2013

9/10/2013
Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.

9/9/2013

9/9/2013

Fears that a gang feud could escalate further prompted the closure of two high schools Friday and the postponement of a homecoming dance.

9/6/2013

9/6/2013
A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013
More than 30,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to public school students -- some of them repeatedly to the same students -- in kindergarten through 12th grade in Allegheny County alone in 2011-12, the most recent year for which countywide data are available. The numbers illustrate the tension between keeping kids in class and keeping schools safe and orderly.
9/4/2013
This year, students at Isle of Wight schools in Virginia are finding that their access to games, social media, and instant messaging is more restricted, while teachers are getting more training on how to use digital technology in class.
9/4/2013
With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

9/3/2013

9/3/2013
Under new state legislation, administrators will have the authority to follow through with discipline for harassment or intimidation that can interfere with a child’s education.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013
Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.
8/29/2013
If visitors pass muster, secretaries will open a second buzzer door to the main building. The district expects Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap elementary schools, the last two schools retrofitted, to be ready by the first day of school on Tuesday.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013
Headed back to school at Valley Christian High in San Jose? A tip: You're better off putting a dog biscuit into your pack rather than something that could give you a buzz. You'll want to stay on the right side of Ranger and Sparks, two drug-sniffing golden retrievers who will be appearing on the hilltop campus a couple of times a month.

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