A federal lawsuit accuses an officer and the Kansas City School district of unconstitutionally handcuffing a second-grader. The child was upset after being bullied by a classmate.
There's insufficient evidence to prosecute the White S.C. deputy who dragged a Black female student across the floor. Charges were also dropped against the teen and a witness who recorded the confrontation.
The Department of Justice and a South Carolina sheriff's department reach an agreement on police involvement in student discipline. Meanwhile the ACLU files a lawsuit against the state's vaguely worded statutes blamed for filling the school to prison pipeline.
An analysis of data revealed that the police arrest Black & Hispanic students disproportionately in NYC schools. The police are also more likely to handcuff students of color.
A Tennessee prosecutor said he will drop criminal charges against elementary school children. Parents protested the arrests.
St. Louis school officials announced a ban against automatic out-of-school suspensions of students in preschool through second grade. This move follows a report that said Missouri leads the nation in suspending Black elementary school students.
Video surfaced on YouTube showing Texas school police officer body-slamming middle school girl. Officials placed him on paid leave while they investigate the incident.
A substitute teacher at a middle school in Prince Georges County, Maryland is being investigated on charges of disciplining students with a belt last week,…
The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Monday, May 18, 2015. A free-flowing discussion with callers and listeners about school safety, school discipline, how do we engage parents in involvement in their children and grandchildren’s school and education issues. In the aftermath of that tragic beating at Northwestern High School that injured a female student with […]
The latest series of live interviews with area school board candidates was a bit unusual and rerefreshing. The candidates for school board in Pike and Wayne Townships exhibited enthusiasm, passion and commitment for public education in their appearances on Afternoons with Amos. The candidates who appeared strongly defended their districts and public education, while bemoaning […]
Kenji Roberts (pictured right) is on a warpath and is taking her 12-year-old grandchild, Mikia Hutchings‘ (pictured left) Henry County School District to task for…
A new survey from The School Superintendents Association and the Children’s Defense Fund takes a look at how school district leaders feel about school discipline…