Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:21pm
Support for prayer in school has declined since the 1970s, except among one group: evangelical Christians, finds a new study. The findings may not come as a surprise given the rise of evangelical Christians as a societal force over the same time period. In August, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sociologist Philip Schwadel reported in the journal Sociology of Religion that even as religious affiliations have decreased in America, evangelicals have become more devout.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:41am
The school-to-prison pipeline -- or, the system of extreme disciplinary practices that push young people out of school and into the criminal justice system -- is often discussed from the angle of isolated incidents. In April, for example, a six-year-old Georgia girl named Salecia Johnson was, handcuffed and carted away from school in a squad car after throwing a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 2:03pm
Lunch was not on the menu this week for some students at a Detroit school after a food fight led officials to what some called cruel and unusual discipline.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 4:32pm
Two policy changes are being enacted in the Solon schools that will affect the way the district handles electronic bullying.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 1:00pm
Ahead of a joint meeting today of the Senate education and criminal justice committees that will address school discipline, a new study suggests that adjusting disciplinary policy could improve results at Texas public schools while saving money at the same time.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:39pm
The East Aurora School Board voted Friday to rescind a policy on transgender students passed just five days before. The policy aimed to protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ right to privacy, and would have asked teachers to respect students' pronoun and name choices.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 9:06pm
For two Central Texas school districts, football games have revived an old debate about the Old South - whether to play "Dixie."
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 1:18pm
Nearly $4.2 million was stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights school district by its former technology director, Joseph Palazzo, according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:24pm
A Texas school district Springtown ISD has decided to change its corporal punishment policy rather than apologize after a male vice principal paddled two high school girls, prompting complaints from their parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:04pm
Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.