Suspending or expelling a child from school should be a rare last resort and not a routine punishment for bullying, drug use or other infractions, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
News and Events: February 2013
A former superintendent went to prison in Texas for conspiring to remove low-performing students from classrooms to boost average test scores. Principals in Oklahoma and Missouri are out of their jobs after attendance-related scandals. It’s all part of a percolating national saga in which grown-ups — not children — are accused of cheating.
Police nationwide are paying attention to the latest security measure the Marietta school district is taking. The decision by officials to install "panic buttons" in every school is being hailed as innovative.
Amid a chorus of recent announcements that schools nationwide are adding police officers or enhancing security measures, a new agreement between schools and police in Denver stands out.