Survivor993 Is Not Alone: Lawsuits Show Abuse at School for At-Risk Teens

The Family Foundation School, closed in 2014, has long faced accusations of using improper methods. Decades later, lawsuits submitted under the Child Victims’ Act have exposed rampant claims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

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The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained

“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.

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Key Details About the Parents of the Michigan Shooting Suspect

After a manhunt and an arraignment, scrutiny of James and Jennifer Crumbley has intensified.

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In the Michigan Shooting, What Is the School’s Responsibility?

Oxford High School let Ethan Crumbley back into a classroom despite concerns about his behavior. Now, legal experts are asking why — and whether officials should be held accountable.

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High Schoolers Barred From Hockey Games After Crudely Taunting a Goalie

After students at a Pennsylvania high school yelled sexually explicit chants at a visiting team’s only female player, the entire student body was barred from games for the rest of the season.

#discrimination, #education-secondary, #hockey-ice, #interscholastic-athletics, #kittanning-pa, #pennsylvania, #school-discipline-students, #women-and-girls

Attack on Teacher May Have Been Inspired by TikTok Challenge, Police Say

Larrianna Jackson, 18, a student at Covington High School in Louisiana, is a facing a felony battery charge after she repeatedly punched a teacher, the authorities say.

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After Rape Accusations, Fraternities Face Protests and Growing Anger

At big universities with powerful fraternity cultures — like UMass, Northwestern, Nebraska and Iowa — many students are demanding an end to Greek life.

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TikTok’s Latest Craze: Stealing Stuff From School

Students are taking things like soap dispensers, fire alarms and bathroom mirrors. TikTok and educators are trying to stop it, but it’s gone viral.

#hoaxes-and-pranks, #robberies-and-thefts, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #vandalism, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

‘Sexist,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Classist’: Georgia 8th Grader Challenges School Dress Code

After being cited for a rip in her jeans on the first day of school, Sophia Trevino has led a protest seeking changes to the district’s dress code, which she says unfairly targets girls.

#cobb-county-ga, #discrimination, #dress-codes, #education-k-12, #georgia, #school-discipline-students

How Can Colleges Handle Sexual Misconduct Cases More Fairly?

In “Sexual Justice,” Alexandra Brodsky, a civil rights lawyer, homes in on the processes by which such cases are typically adjudicated — and how to improve them.

#brodsky-alexandra, #school-discipline-students, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #sexual-justice-supporting-victims-ensuring-due-process-and-resisting-the-conservative-backlash-book

University Leaders Must Condemn Anti-Semitism on Campus

Colleges seem reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic speech and assaults.

#academic-freedom, #anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #hillel-the-foundation-for-jewish-campus-life, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #north-america, #school-discipline-students

Basketball Coach Is Fired After Tortillas Are Tossed at Visiting Team

Students at Coronado High School, near San Diego, threw the tortillas at players from the predominantly Latino Orange Glen High School on Saturday.

#california, #coronado-calif, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #interscholastic-athletics, #san-diego-calif, #school-discipline-students

Supreme Court Rules for Student in First Amendment Case

A Pennsylvania school district violated the First Amendment by disciplining a student for off-campus speech, the court ruled.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #levy-brandi, #school-discipline-students, #supreme-court-us

Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #medical-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #tests-and-examinations

Football Coach Is Replaced After He Forced Student to Eat Pork, Lawyer Says

An Ohio city school board voted not to renew the contract of a high school head coach after he and others forced a student to eat pepperoni despite his religious beliefs, a lawyer for the boy’s family said.

#canton-ohio, #coaches-and-managers, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #school-discipline-students

A Cheerleader, a Snapchat Post and the Supreme Court

Inside the unusual sequence of events behind one of the most important student free speech cases for 50 years.

#cheerleaders, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #school-discipline-students, #snap-inc, #social-media, #supreme-court-us

Yearbook Photos of Girls Were Altered to Hide More of Their Chests

Parents and students said they were outraged that photos of at least 80 female students at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Fla., had been digitally edited.

#bartram-trail-high-school, #body-shaming, #education-k-12, #fashion-and-apparel, #nancy-tray, #photography, #riley-okeefe, #school-discipline-students, #st-johns-county-fla, #women-and-girls, #yearbooks

Why Your Kid Likes Comparing Neptune to a Dust Mite

Bigger than a planet? Smaller than an atom? Size comparison videos are all the rage and may scratch a very old itch.

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What I Learned From Students About Their Pandemic Struggles

Reporting on the impact of the pandemic, I had hoped to gain a deeper understanding of teenagers’ pain. But I received much more than that.

#columbia-mo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #missouri, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #youth

Inside the Republican Anti-Transgender Machine

A.C.L.U. attorney Chase Strangio on the coordinated strategy behind the more than 100 anti-transgender bills introduced this year.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #american-legislative-exchange-council, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #school-discipline-students, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

2 Oklahoma Boys Pulled From Class for ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts

In addition to the disciplinary action they have faced, the boys’ mother said that at least one of her three sons has been bullied because of the shirts.

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A Lively Supreme Court Argument Over a Cheerleader’s Vulgar Rant

The justices struggled to determine how the First Amendment applies to public schools’ power to punish students for social media posts and other off-campus speech.

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Texas High Schoolers Set Prices for Classmates in ‘Slave Trade’ Chat

A school district in Aledo, Texas, said it had meted out “disciplinary consequences” after ninth graders assigned dollar values to students of color in private Snapchat messages.

#bullies, #cyberharassment, #discrimination, #school-discipline-students, #texas

Florida Finds Election Fraud in High School Homecoming Votes

A student and her mother were arrested after the authorities found more than 100 votes suspiciously cast from a single school login.

#education-k-12, #emily-grover, #florida, #identity-theft, #laura-carroll, #school-discipline-students

Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duterte-rodrigo, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #security-and-warning-systems

Joe Clark, Tough Principal at New Jersey High School, Dies at 82

Bullhorn in hand, he roamed the hallways as he imposed discipline, expelling “miscreants” and restoring order. Morgan Freeman portrayed him in the film “Lean on Me.”

#clark-joe-louis-1938, #deaths-obituaries, #eastside-high-school-paterson-nj, #lean-on-me-movie, #minorities, #school-discipline-students

A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts a First Amendment Showdown

A Pennsylvania school district has asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether students may be disciplined for what they say on social media.

#cyberharassment, #education, #education-k-12, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #school-discipline-students, #social-media, #supreme-court-us

L.S.U. Fraternity Member Is Accused of Criminal Hazing

Terry Pat Reynolds II, a member of the university’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter, was charged in connection with an off-campus event that left a student on life support, the authorities said.

#baton-rouge-la, #colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #louisiana-state-university, #reynolds-terry-pat-ii, #school-discipline-students

‘A Battle for the Souls of Black Girls’

Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States.

#baltimore-md, #binghamton-ny, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #naacp-legal-defense-and-educational-fund, #orlando-fla, #race-and-ethnicity, #school-discipline-students, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

The Inanity of Zoom School Suspensions

Disciplinary action is often needless and discriminatory. The patchwork of in-person and virtual schooling is making things worse.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #school-discipline-students, #special-education

University of South Carolina Disciplines Fraternities for Virus Violations

Disciplinary action is taken over parties and large gatherings as cases mount on campus.

#colleges-and-universities, #columbia-sc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fraternities-and-sororities, #parties-social, #quarantines, #school-discipline-students, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-carolina, #tests-medical, #university-of-south-carolina

What It’s Like to Be an R.A. Now

Dorm life got kinda serious.

#colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #coronavirus-reopenings, #school-discipline-students, #university-of-massachusetts-amherst

Why Teachers Aren’t Ready to Reopen Schools

The president is demanding schools return to in-person learning. Officials are answering that call. But teachers and their unions say many of those plans are unsafe.

#charter-schools, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #principals-school, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees

Thai Students Protest the Military

Thousands of young people, borrowing from Harry Potter and other pop culture touchstones, are calling on the army and its allies to get out of politics.

#chulalongkorn-university, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #prayuth-chan-ocha, #school-discipline-students, #thailand, #vajiralongkorn-1952

Covid Tests and Quarantines: Colleges Brace for an Uncertain Fall

Will sex in a social pod be OK? Colleges are racing to reconfigure dorms, expand testing programs and establish detailed social distancing rules.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dormitories, #gee-e-gordon, #parties-social, #quarantines, #school-discipline-students

Accusations of Serial Rape Push Egypt Toward a Reckoning

In a country where women are often blamed when they are sexually assaulted, the arrest of an Egyptian student has raised hopes for changing attitudes.

#metoo-movement, #al-azhar-university, #american-university-in-cairo, #barcelona-spain, #cairo-egypt, #colleges-and-universities, #egypt, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Betsy DeVos Completes Sexual Assault Rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released final regulations for schools dealing with sexual misconduct, giving them the force of law for the first time and bolstering due-process rights.

#colleges-and-universities, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #school-discipline-students, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #trump-donald-j

Distance Learning Is Better

I’m 13 years old, and I prefer working at my own pace without classroom disruptions.

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