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Bryan ISD Investigated for School-Based Ticketing Due To Disparate Impact on African-American Students

From NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: In a letter sent to LDF, the U.S. Department of Education has confirmed it will investigate a complaint  that we and Texas Appleseed filed which challenges the “disparate impact” that Bryan school district’s practice of issuing criminal citations for minor misbehavior has on African-American students, who are ticketed at […]

U.S. Secretary of Education: Children with Disabilities Held to Same Standards

From Joy Resmovits at the Huffington Post: Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards as their peers? And should schools and teachers be held accountable for their progress? U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answered that question with a resounding yes, proposing a seemingly wonky regulatory change that could have profound effects […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Alleged Rape, Bullying, CNN The family of a teenager who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied is urging Canadian officials to reconsider filing criminal charges. Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday, three days after she […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas Investigator found 30+ Bruises, Cuts on Dead Boy Adopted from Russia, CNN A 3-year-old adopted boy — whose death in West Texas has drawn stern criticism from Russia — had more than 30 bruises, cuts and other marks on his body soon after he was pronounced dead, according to a report from a Texas […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ex-TEA Chiefs Concede Too Much Testing, Houston Chronicle It was the first time these four men and woman had shared a single stage, at least in recent years. The Texas Tribune billed the event as “Ex-Commissioner Confidential.” Four of the five most recent commissioners of the Texas Education Agency had agreed to appear together for […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

When Bullying Goes High-Tech, CNN Brandon Turley didn’t have friends in sixth grade. He would often eat alone at lunch, having recently switched to his school without knowing anyone. While browsing MySpace one day, he saw that someone from school had posted a bulletin — a message visible to multiple people — declaring that Turley […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

‘More than Able to Hold her Own,’ Girl gets Boot from Catholic Football League, CNN Caroline Pla has been playing football since kindergarten, and for the past two years, the 11-year-old has been knocking opposing players on their butts. It never occurred to her that someone might need to protect her from the sport she […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Newtown Parents Learn Comforting Details About Son’s Death, CNN His parents remember Dylan Hockley as such a happy child. He was 6 and full of joy, his mother, Nicole Hockley, says. She said he was always smiling and described his laugh as infectious. When his dad would return to their Newtown, Connecticut, home each day, […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile Drug Court Re-instituted in W. Ky., WDRB.com Officials in western Kentucky are working together to restart a juvenile drug court. Daviess County Attorney Claud Porter told the Messenger-Inquirer that the city of Owensboro and the county have each agreed to put up $88,000 annually to fund the program, which was discontinued by the state […]

Education in Election 2012: K-12 Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. In our final post in this series, and with Election Day right around the corner, we’ll take a look at where the candidates stand–in their own words–on K-12 education. How do […]

Education in Election 2012: Higher Education

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. Today, we’ll take a look at where the presidential campaigns and parties stand–in their own words–on how to improve college costs and accessibility: President Barack Obama: Set a goal to cut […]

Education in Election 2012: An Overview

This post is part of this week’s “Education in Election 2012” series, exploring the differences between the parties and presidential candidates on education policy. President Obama and Governor Romney recognize the special emphasis many voters place on education. Parents seek a hopeful future that is abound with opportunities for their kids, not to mention the […]