Student Discipline

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Pregnancy Discrimination Investigation of Troy University in Alabama

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Pregnancy Discrimination Investigation of Troy University in Alabama

OCR investigated how Troy University in Alabama responded to a student’s requests for pregnancy-related adjustments.

Read: Addressing the School E-Cigarette and Vaping Epidemic

Addressing the School E-Cigarette and Vaping Epidemic

Vaping and e-cigarette use threatens student health and academic achievement and is draining precious school resources. Here’s how human interventions and technologies can help address the problem.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement with California’s Davis Joint Unified School District in Investigation Regarding the Use of Restraint and Seclusion

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement with California’s Davis Joint Unified School District in Investigation Regarding the Use of Restraint and Seclusion

OCR found that one of these students died after being subjected to a prolonged restraint that was preceded by at least four other restraints by the nonpublic school of which the district was aware.

Read: Help, Prompt, Wait: De-Escalation Strategies for Mitigating Violence on Campus

Help, Prompt, Wait: De-Escalation Strategies for Mitigating Violence on Campus

“Help, Prompt, Wait” strategies can help campus public safety officers de-escalate a person in crisis.

Read: UPDATE on USC Investigations Into Alleged Fraternity Misconduct

UPDATE on USC Investigations Into Alleged Fraternity Misconduct

The allegations led USC to update its fraternity rules, which prompted eight of the fraternities to disaffiliate from the school.

Read: Police: Former Student Fatally Shoots University of Arizona Professor

Police: Former Student Fatally Shoots University of Arizona Professor

Immediately after the shooting, the suspect fled the scene but was apprehended about three hours later.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Peoria USD in Arizona

U.S. Dept. of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Peoria USD in Arizona

OCR found that although administrators and teachers at the school were aware of widespread harassment, the district repeatedly responded ineffectively, or not at all, to reported harassment.

Read: UPDATE: 3 Pa. High School Football Players Face Hazing Charges

UPDATE: 3 Pa. High School Football Players Face Hazing Charges

The separate hazing incidents involved football teams from Middletown Area High School and Mohawk High School in Pennsylvania.

Read: UPDATE: 2 Virginia High School Football Players Charged with Simple Assault Over Hazing

UPDATE: 2 Virginia High School Football Players Charged with Simple Assault Over Hazing

Three more high school football teams are under investigation for alleged hazing and bullying incidents.

Read: Schools Had Most Shootings in 2 Decades, According to New Federal Report

Schools Had Most Shootings in 2 Decades, According to New Federal Report

Despite the rise in shootings, nonfatal criminal victimizations dropped from 51 to 11 per 1,000 students, ages 12-18 over the past ten years.

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