Latest School discipline News

Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

Aug. 7, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was justified in blocking the suspension of a Maine high school student who posted a note in a bathroom to draw attention to sexual assault. Cape Elizabeth schools suspended Aela Mansmann, then a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape...

FILE - In this photo posted on Twitter, students crowd a hallway, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga.  The Georgia high school student says she has been suspended for five days because of photos of crowded conditions that she provided to The Associated Press and other news organizations. Hannah Waters, a 15-year-old sophomore at North Paulding High School, says she and her family view the suspension as overly harsh and are appealing it. (Twitter via AP, File)

Principal drops penalty for Georgia teen over school photos

Aug. 7, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia high school student said her five-day suspension for sharing images of crowded conditions on campus was lifted on Friday after she appealed and said she was ready to take her case to court. Hannah Watters told The Associated Press that her principal called her mother, apologized,...

Indiana school temporarily closes after positive virus test

Aug. 3, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A central Indiana school temporarily shut down two days after opening because at least one staff member tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest school in the state to have to deal with positive cases soon after welcoming students back to the classroom. Elwood Junior Senior...

Utah State University sued over student expulsion

Aug. 1, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Utah State University of unlawfully discriminating against and expelling a student with Down syndrome during her first term. Emily Arthur was in the Aggies Elevated program which offers students a mix of career exploration and...

Pandemic forces nonprofits to close, cut back on programs

Aug. 1, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Indiana’s nonprofit groups that provide services to those in need have cut back on programs or reduced their capacity in recent months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found. Between revenue declines and fundraiser cancellations,...

Teachers group raps state guidelines on opening schools

Jul. 31, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state’s top teachers group criticized state guidelines for starting the school year Friday, saying they would unfairly punish districts that choose to stick with online instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic. The comments from the Texas State Teachers Association come...

Karen Calloway, principal of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, poses Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a portrait outside the Hyde Park neighborhood campus. School districts around the U.S. are working to remove police officers from campuses, but the school council for Kenwood Academy, a predominantly Black school near the University of Chicago, recently unanimously voted to keep its officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Some educators of color resist push for police-free schools

Jul. 31, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of...

Nebraska student-discipline bill stalls in Legislature

Jul. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would let Nebraska teachers physically restrain students who are hurting themselves or others died in the Legislature Thursday after opponents mounted a filibuster to keep it from coming to a vote. Supporters fell one vote short of the 33 they needed to end legislative...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Detention Center shows Simon S. Ang. Ang, a suspended University of Arkansas professor was indicted in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, on multiple wire and passport fraud counts. The 44-count indictment accuses Ang, of failing to disclose close ties to the Chinese government and Chinese companies when he obtained federal grants. (Washington County Detention Center via AP, File)

Suspended Arkansas professor indicted on fraud counts

Jul. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A suspended University of Arkansas professor has been indicted on multiple wire and passport fraud counts. The 44-count indictment returned Tuesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas, accuses Simon Saw-Teong Ang of failing to disclose close ties to the Chinese government and Chinese...