Evidence-based strategies, solutions, and best practices used nationally for preventing bullying and building safe, caring schools, and communities will be the subject of this year's conference.
News and Events: February 2015
Suspension rates dropped for many of the nation’s school districts, but U.S. students still lost about 18 million days of instruction to out-of-school punishments in the 2011-2012 school year, according to research released Monday.
Preschoolers are expelled at three times the rate of children in kindergarten through 12th grade, with African-American boys being most vulnerable.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island issued a report calling on state and municipal leaders to examine policies, practices and procedures that lead to discriminatory treatment of black Rhode Islanders, from elementary school through adulthood.
Truancy can become a real issue when it keeps children from getting a proper education. A program that has been part of Sullivan County and Kingsport schools since 1994 is designed to keep kids in school and out of court.
A bill that would require the state of Indiana to develop a database that tracks how schools discipline students appears to be in jeopardy.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has announced changes to the discipline code that governs New York City’s public schools, an attempt to further rein in some of the most severe punishments while also keeping schools safe.
Fairfax County is preparing to dramatically change its approach to dealing with chronically truant students, shifting from a punishment-focused response to one that tries to address truancy as a symptom of a larger problem.
News surrounding a confrontation in a Baltimore school is raising new questions about the role race plays in discipline for black girls.
Girls of color, and African American girls in particular, face many of the same challenges as boys inside the classroom, including huge differences compared to white students in the frequency and manner in which they’re disciplined.
Recording police interactions heightens transparency, strengthening the public's trust in agencies in instances where cameras observe proper police behavior, and providing accountability and evidence when officers behave poorly, advocates for the devices say. And this is particularly true when officers perform most of their duties away from official vehicles, which are typically equipped with dash cams.
States across the nation have spent the last 15 years slashing the number of juveniles in state-run justice facilities, either by sending them instead to local or county programs or by closing state facilities altogether.