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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...
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Should Students Vote for School Boards? The Case for Lower Voting Ages in Local Elections

The jump from theoretical discussions about democracy in high school to the reality of absentee ballots, closed primaries, and registration...
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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...
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For Black Students, Unfairly Harsh Discipline Can Lead to Lower Grades

WASHINGTON — Black students are often subject to harsher discipline at school than white students, and those punishments can damage...
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Diversity Offices on College Campuses Will Soon be Illegal in Texas, as 30 New Laws Go Into Effect

ENTON — When Texas college students return to their campuses after the winter break, they’ll discover the lights are still...
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Sealing Juvenile Court Records in Texas

A criminal record is a permanent record accessible to any person, agency, or institution having a “legitimate interest” in the...
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Understanding the Law

The juvenile justice system is complicated and can seem overwhelming. This handbook is designed to give some basic information to...
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Experimentally Proven Programs

The Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development mission is to provide a comprehensive registry of scientifically proven and scalable interventions that prevent...
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Americans are divided on whether society overlooks racial discrimination or sees it where it doesn’t exist

Ahead of the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Black Americans’ civil rights, we asked U.S. adults what...
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Pew Research Center

As Americans, we are appalled and heartbroken by the death of George Floyd. His name—along with Ahmaud Arbery’s and Breonna...
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Research and Statistics Pew Research Center

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports high-quality, rigorous research, evaluations, and statistical analyses across a range of...
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Exclusionary School Discipline and School Achievement for Middle and High School Students, by Race and Ethnicity

This cohort study evaluated 16 849 middle and high school students from a single large urban district in California over 3...
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Suspending students leads to big GPA drop, according to UCSF study

Excluding students — particularly Black, Latino and indigenous students — from class leads to a big drop in their GPAs...
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New data: Over 100 elementary-aged children arrested in U.S. schools

Police arrested more than 100 children at elementary schools during the 2020-2021 school year, according to newly released data analyzed...
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Houston ISD issued homeless students nearly 2,000 out-of-school suspension days last year, report finds New data: Over 100 elementary-aged children arrested in U.S. schools

Police arrested more than 100 children at elementary schools during the 2020-2021 school year, according to newly released data analyzed...
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How School Discipline Impacts Students’ Social, Emotional and, Academic Development (SEAD)

In general, school discipline refers to the rules and strategies applied in school to manage student behavior and support students...
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How Mental Health Supports Impact Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)

Mental health supports for students refers to a broad range of wraparound services and interventions provided by schools to support...
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SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE COUNSELORS NOT COPS REPORT SUMMER 2020

The Safe and Supportive Schools Collaborative is a coalition of nonprofit organizations that work across the state of Texas to...
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Dept of Ed Data Confirms What We Already Knew About the Education of Black and Brown Kids

We’ve always known that racial disparity exists in our public education system. It’s no secret that public schools with higher...
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U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Resource on Confronting Racial Discrimination in Student Discipline

Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division...
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