Latest School discipline News

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 30, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Advocate on a student who was suspended for having a BB gun during his online class: The pandemic has made K-12 and higher education unlike anything we could’ve imagined before the coronavirus started forcing us to do things differently. Before...

Chicago schools to pay $400,000 in 2 physical force lawsuits

Sep. 30, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public school district has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to settle two lawsuits that alleged staff members used physical force to punish two special education students. The Chicago Board of Education would not comment to the Chicago Tribune on its agreement to settle the...

College football player arrested on murder charge in Georgia

Sep. 30, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Marshals in Georgia have arrested a Georgetown University football player accused of killing a man in Washington, D.C. Federal agents took Dijon Williams, 21, into custody at a Lawrenceville home Monday, U.S. Marshals spokesman Inspector Frank Lempka told news outlets....

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

Indiana teacher charged with battery in student's discipline

Sep. 28, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana teacher faces a battery charge for allegedly causing an 8-year-old student to repeatedly fall down while disciplining the child. Debra Wiley, 58, was arrested Friday after officers were called to Harrison Elementary School on reports from several teachers that another...

Michigan Tech in UP stops in-person classes for 2 weeks

Sep. 28, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula called a two-week timeout for in-person classes as a result of a rise in coronavirus cases in the region. Lecture-based classes will be online, no later than Wednesday, and will last at least through Oct. 11, President Rick...

District asks 20 students to quarantine after virus case

Sep. 27, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Twenty students in Auburn Public Schools are being asked to quarantine after the district found that they were potentially exposed to a bus monitor who tested positive for COVID-19. In a letter sent to parents Friday, Superintendent Casey Handfield said the bus monitor was removed from...

Quinnipiac sends home, suspends 23 students over COVID rules

Sep. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac University has sent home or suspended more than 20 student in recent days for violating visitor and other policies, both on- and off-campus, that are aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, according to a top school official. Tom Ellett, the school's chief...

Missouri university disciplines 20 for pandemic violations

Sep. 26, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has disciplined an additional 20 current or former students with suspensions, probation or other sanctions for what it called “egregious violations” of policies meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 on campus. All of the violations were for...

Iowa temporarily replaces 2 top Davenport school officials

Sep. 26, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa school regulators temporarily removed Friday the top two officials in the Davenport school district amid concerns about inequities in discipline for minority students, inadequate special education and school safety. The State Board of Education decided to replace Superintendent...