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Students in Monica Farren's 6th grade English class read outside during a poetry exercise at Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School in San Diego.
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Charter Schools' Discipline Policies Face Scrutiny

Some major urban districts are working to establish more consistent standards for expulsion and suspension policies in charter schools. (February 19, 2013)

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School district police units around the country have acquired armored vehicles, semiautomatic weapons, and grenade launchers through a controversial program run by the Pentagon.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
School districts are zeroing in on such vague definitions as they seek to craft discipline policies that are more consistent and equitable, and that avoid overly harsh penalties for minor infractions.
September 23, 2014 | Updated: September 30, 2014 - Education Week
A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies.
July 24, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
New data showing thousands of preschool suspensions have researchers and policymakers asking tough questions about pre-K discipline, and highlighting programs that help keep challenging children in school.
March 31, 2014 - Education Week
Drawing on school-discipline data, a group of Oregon districts is working to improve equity in addressing student misbehavior, Beaverton, Ore., Superintendent Jeff Rose writes.
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
While President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is promising, like many such programs it neglects to direct resources to helping minority girls succeed in school and life, Julia Grant writes.
March 21, 2014 - Education Week (Web)
In a new guidance document, the departments of Education and Justice are calling for school discipline policies and practices to be more fair and less harsh.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Assistant principal Erin Grazak shares what she's learned from and about her middle school's students, their hopes, and their needs by spending lunchtime detention with them.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
Despite a wave of measures abolishing the controversial disciplinary practice, many communities are still using paddles to curb student misbehavior.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week

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