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Most 18-year-old Texans Aren’t Signed up to Vote Despite a Law Requiring Voter Registration in High Schools

When David Dzul approached his principal about setting up a voter registration drive on campus in 2019, he quickly realized why voting participation rates are so abysmal among his peers. Texas high schools have long been required to distribute voter registration forms to older teens twice a year. But Dzul said that wasn’t happening at …

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Fort Worth ISD to be the First Texas School District to Honor the Lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez

On March 25, the Fort Worth ISD will become the first school district in the state to honor the lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez with a school holiday. However, the focus will be to allow students and others to spend a day in service to their community – not a “day off but …

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States push for harsher school discipline practices to address student misbehavior

School administrators and teachers are concerned about ongoing problems with student conduct that are disruptive and difficult to deal with. Several states are beginning to propose big changes about how to handle it. We hear from teachers across the country about their experiences and discuss the proposals and criticism around them with Thalia González of …

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School Discipline. Reclaiming the Promise: A new path forward on school discipline practices

Education has the power and potential to transform lives. However, nearly six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, which in 1954 prohibited segregation of public schools, too many children still struggle in low-performing and under-resourced schools. And the struggle for these children and youth is exacerbated by school discipline policies and practices that contribute …

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Mayor’s Office of Gang Prevention and Intervention

Houston’s youth are its most valuable resource, so it’s important that they have access to programs to achieve success. Some youth however, make choices or experience challenges that threaten their safety and well-being. Since 1994 the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office, renamed the Mayor’s Office of Gang Prevention and Intervention, has worked to provide comprehensive responses to …

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School Transfer for Victims of Bullying

What is defined as “bullying?” The American Psychological Association defines bullying as “a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions. The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing …

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Juvenile crime ticking up in Dallas and nationwide, says FBI Director

DALLAS — In Garland, a 16-year-old is wanted for the murder of two teens. In Lancaster, a 17-year-old is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend. It’s part of a local increase in juvenile violent crime that’s caught the attention of FBI director Chris Wray. “That increase matches trends we’re seeing on the national …

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Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George Launches ‘Queer Alliance’ Committee

On January 5th, the Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the official launch of the Queer Committee, a new initiative aimed at promoting inclusivity, providing resources, dispelling myths, and showcasing the economic contributions of the Queer community in Fort Bend County. The committee’s launch was held on Friday, January 5th, at the …

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