criminal conduct

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

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.

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7 Employees on Leave After Inquiry into Grade Changing at Montgomery (Ala.) Public Schools

Investigations into grade changing allegations within Montgomery Public Schools has led to seven employees being placed on administrative leave for allegedly pressuring teachers to make improper changes before ultimately making the changes themselves, according to MPS superintendent Barbara Thompson.

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Neb. Officials Avoid Charges in Failure to Report Sex Abuse

Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will not face charges, an attorney for two of the officials said Friday.

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No Charges for Not Reporting Sexual Misconduct in Ohio District

No charges will be filed against two Morrow County elementary-school principals and one teacher who had been under investigation for failing to report sexual misconduct at the school, the Morrow County prosecutor said yesterday.

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Auditor: 'Strong Likelihood' Columbus Schools Employees Will Be Referred for Prosecution

Columbus schools leaders acknowledged the district is the subject of a federal investigation today at the same time that the state auditor's office indicated it is likely to refer some district employees for criminal prosecution in its data-tampering investigation.

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School Shooting Protocol Shifts From Lockdown-Only

Students in Canton, Mass., are the latest to receive training that would give them a more proactive role in responding to a school shooter. Instead of hiding, they would barricade doors and learn counter techniques.

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Early Education Is the Best Crime Deterrent

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

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Mo. District Audit Finds Money Misspent

The Ennis school district misspent more than $7 million on a new grade school and teacher housing, and improperly paid a superintendent as an independent contractor for several years while he also collected a pension, a recent audit found.

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Judge Sentences Ohio Ex-Charter Treasurer to 2 Years

A former treasurer to more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

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11 Texas School Districts Spent $140M on Discipline

A survey of 11 public school districts, which serve a quarter of Texas children, found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security, according to a monitoring group.

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