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Florida Sixth-Grader Charged After Confrontation with Teacher Over Pledge of Allegiance

A student from a Tampa suburb is facing misdemeanor charges after an apparent confrontation with his teacher who wanted him to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The 11-year-old refused to recite the pledge, telling his teacher that he believes…
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All Orange Elementary Schools Now Have Deputies on Campus, Sheriff Says

All of Orange County’s traditional public elementary schools now have an armed officer on campus, the sheriff announced this week. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office had struggled since the start of the school year to provide enough deputies…
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A High-Crime Neighborhood Makes It Harder to Show Up for School

Getting students to show up is one of the biggest challenges schools face: How can someone learn at school if they're not there in the first place? A new study suggests living in a high-crime area, or simply passing through one on the way…
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Poor Students More Likely to Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Fears of brain injuries has deterred many parents and their children from choosing to play football. After years of publicity about how dangerous football can be, football enrollment has declined 6.6 percent in the past decade, according…
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Positive Youth Outcomes (PYO) Committee Education Series: Policy Implications

CJCA has sponsored a year- long educational series intended to support the CJCA membership in delivering high quality educational services to the youth that we serve. Education is a critical deliverable for juvenile justice administrators…
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FREE Webinar: Positive Youth Outcomes (PYO) Committee Education Series: Policy Implications

On January 24th  2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST the CJCA PYO Committee will host a webinar based on the PYO Educational Webinar Series on Policy Implications. CJCA has sponsored a year-long educational series intended to support the CJCA…
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High-Tech Cameras That Recognize People Are Coming to Broward Schools

The next time you step onto a Broward County school campus, the video camera may be able to watch and remember your movements. The Broward County School District plans to install a $621,000 surveillance system that includes technology that…
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Osceola County School District to Allow Medical Marijuana on Campuses

On Tuesday night, the Osceola County School Board voted to allow medical marijuana treatment on the campuses of their schools. Read more.
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DeVos to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on School Discipline

A federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends rescinding Obama-era guidance intended to reduce racial discrimination in school discipline. And, DeVos says, it urges schools to "seriously consider partnering with…
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When Kids Kill

Two were only 13 years old. Three were just a few months shy of turning 18. Four committed their crimes in this decade, and just as many have spent more than 30 years behind bars. At least two sold sex for money. One witnessed his father…
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Sheriff Gualtieri Supports Armed Teachers to Stop School Shooters

The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida's high school massacre says he now believes trained, volunteer teachers should have access to guns so they can stop shooters who get past other safeguards. Pinellas County Sheriff…
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Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series: Special Education Services

On Nov. 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on putting in place the necessary supports and services that youth with disabilities require in order to achieve optimal progress in…