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Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Solitary Confinement for Florida Children in Juvenile Detention

More than 4,300 Florida children in juvenile detention centers spent time in solitary confinement over a 12-month period through June 2018, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. That is almost one in three of all children serving…
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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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Florida School Resource Officer Fired for Racist and Anti-Gay Facebook Posts - The Orlando Sentinel

The Gainesville Police Department has fired Jason King, a school resource officer at Talbot Elementary School, for racist and homophobic posts he made on Facebook. Read more.
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Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned To Controversial Broward Discipline Program, Officials Now Say - WLRN

Broward County's PROMISE Program has received backlash since leaked information has revealed that the Parkland school shooter was involved in the program when he was in middle school. Read more.  

DOJ Juvenile Justice Unit Faces Big Staff Cuts - The Crime Report

The Trump administration's planned cuts to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will likely impact the department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Read more.
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Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline - The New York Times

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on school disciplinary policies nationwide. The GAO found that African-American students are being punished disproportionately compared to Caucasian students. Read more.
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School Officer: A Job With Many Roles and One Big Responsibility - The New York Times

School resource officers are expected to fill multiple roles: counselor, teacher, and law enforcement officer. Read more.
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Suspensions Are Not Support: The Disciplining of Preschoolers With Disabilities - Center for American Progress

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) has found that children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended or expelled from preschool. CAP outlines its findings as follows: Children with behavioral problems are 43…
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How Students Get Banished to Alternative Schools - ProPublica

In this ProPublica investigation, Heather Vogell discusses the increased use of alternative schools. Read more.