Latest School discipline News

Kids with disabilities face off-the-books school suspensions

Oct. 04, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

The phone call from her son’s school was alarming. The assistant principal told her to come to the school immediately. But when Lisa Manwell arrived at Pioneer Middle School in Plymouth, Michigan, her son wasn’t sick or injured. He was sitting calmly in the principal’s office. ...

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

Oct. 03, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. ...

Efforts falter to develop new Georgia K-12 state tests

Oct. 01, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An effort to transform how Georgia tests its K-12 public school students is faltering and may not achieve its goals. One of two groups involved in the effort told the state Board of Education on Wednesday that it has suspended work after a testing company pulled out....

Albuquerque man, 12-year-old nephew accused of robbery spree

Sep. 30, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque man and his 12-year-old nephew are behind a string of recent armed robberies at retail clothing stores. Albuquerque police said Thursday night that Jason Pete Roper and his nephew were both taken into custody on multiple...

Fraternity cleared of hazing, sanctioned on other violations

Sep. 30, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University fraternity has been cleared of hazing allegations but will be sanctioned separately on other violations, the school said. Pi Kappa Phi and the school agreed to end the fraternity's interim suspension related to alleged hazing. The...

NCAA steering farther and farther away from harsh penalties

Sep. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

The days of postseason bans and crippling scholarship reductions to punish schools for breaking NCAA rules appear to be winding down. Memphis was placed on three years of probation earlier this week with a public reprimand and fined for NCAA violations related to the recruitment and...

Over 1,600 instances of corporal punishment in NY schools

Sep. 25, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State investigators have substantiated more than 1,600 instances of corporal punishment in New York schools over the last five years, The Times Union in Albany reported Sunday. A substantial number of the complaints were in New York City public schools, the...

LGBTQ club at Yeshiva U offers compromise amid court fight

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An LGBTQ group at New York's Yeshiva University has proposed a deal that would allow other student groups at the Orthodox Jewish university to resume meeting while the LGBTQ group's status is litigated. The group YU Pride Alliance made the offer to Yeshiva on...

No suspension for teacher who refused to censor student news

Sep. 18, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school officials have rescinded their suspension of a high school journalism advisor who had refused to censor a student's news article naming an unvaccinated campus librarian. The teacher, Adriana Chavira, was facing a suspension of three days...

25 years after Kentucky school shooting, a chance at parole

Sep. 17, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

When 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on his fellow students during a before-school prayer meeting in 1997, school shootings were not yet a part of the national consciousness. The carnage that left three students dead and five more injured at Heath High School, near Paducah, Kentucky, ended...