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California High School Brawl Not Racially Motivated, Officials Say

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

CARSON, Calif. — Classes were proceeding normally amid heightened security Thursday at a Los Angeles-area high school where eight students were ...

4 Injured, 2 Arrested In Racially Motivated High School Brawl

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

CARSON, Calif. -- Dozens of students battled each other at a California high school Wednesday in a racially motivated brawl between black and Latino s...

Violence In Schools, Nothing Out Of The Ordinary For Latinos And Blacks

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

The solution to the more generalized and daily violence in schools goes well beyond individuals. The answer must be universal, and must address serious societal problems.

Teen Indicted For Murder Of Tennessee Principal

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old Tennessee boy faces a first-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of his principal. The district attorney's offi...

Girl Dies After Fight With Classmate

AP | Posted 04.27.2012 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — After getting her nose bloodied in a fight with another girl near their Southern California elementary school, 11-year-old ...

Chicago Schools Pumped Up on Policing

Annette Fuentes | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
Annette Fuentes

Policing in Chicago's schools arguably diminishes the quality of life, and more to the point, the educations of thousands of kids who get on the wrong side of the law.

Dad Gets Restraining Order Against 4th-Grade Bully | Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

A Southern California dad has taken out a restraining order against a classmate of his fourth-grade son who he says threatened his boy with a knife. ...

7-Year-Old Accidentally Fires Gun On Loaded Bus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

An unidentified 7-year-old from Mesa, Ariz., has been detained after a handgun he brought discharged on a loaded school bus, authorities say, accordin...

Girl Left Unconscious On School Bus After Beating

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.02.2012 | Education

A 13-year-old female student was beaten so badly by seven students between the ages of 12 and 15 that she was left unconscious on the school bus Frida...

There Was 'Blood All Over The Floor'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

Ronette Ricketts, 40-year-old English teacher at Poughkeepsie High School, is accused of stabbing fellow English teacher Cynthia Glozier, 54, 16 time...

Cop Fires Stun Gun, Striking Female Student In Groin

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

After an Allentown, Pa. police officer fired a stun gun at the groin of Keshana Wilson, a 14-year-old student, outside Dieruff High School in Septembe...

Court Backs School Ban Of American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices

The dress code at Live Oak High School in northern California explicitly prohibits "any clothing or decoration which detracts from the learning enviro...

5th Grader Attacks Teacher For Confiscating Candy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

After teacher Kelly Sanchez confiscated Halloween candy from a 10-year-old 5th grader at Zellwood Elementary school, the student allegedly attacked an...

Asian-American Students Bullied More Than Those In Any Other Ethnic Group

Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

For the most part, the instance of student victimization in schools has fallen since 1995, according to a new report by the National Center for Educat...

Two High School Coaches, Four Students Charged In Hazing Incident

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago Public Schools football coaches and four of their team members have been charged in the alleged hazing of a 14-year-old boy on Chicago's N...

11-Year-Old Accused Of Making Bomb Threats

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

An 11-Year-Old attending Ranum Middle School in Adams County, Colo. has been arrested under the suspicion that she made bomb threats at her school for...

Attack From Opposing Team Leaves Coach Severely Injured

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

A Friday fight between two high school football teams in Hancock county, Ga. left a Warren County head coach with crushed facial bones, an unrepairabl...

WATCH: Two CPS Students Suspended After Brawl Caught On Tape

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Two Chicago Public Schools students have been suspended and charged with misdemeanor battery after their brutal attack of a fellow classmate during a ...

Proposed Ordinance Would Secure Vacant Buildings Near Schools

Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Deborah Graham (29th) announced at a news conference Sunday that she will introduce an ordinance backed by the Chicago Teachers Union requiring v...

WATCH: Students At Urban Prep Targeted By Gangs, Parents Demand Protection

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terroriz...

Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A central Indiana teenager convicted of shooting a former middle school classmate was sentenced to 30 years in prison Frida...

Teen Charged For Slaying School Principal, Says He Didn't Like Her

AP | By ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old student charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Christian school principal told investigators he had plan...

School Principal Found Allegedly Stabbed To Death, Student In Custody

Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

A 17-year-old student from the Seventh-day Adventist's Memphis Junior Academy in Tennessee is being held in custody after a 48-year-old teacher was fo...

Malaysia School Horror As Man Holds 30 Students, 4 Teachers Hostage

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A machete-wielding man who took 30 children and four teachers hostage for six hours in a Malaysian kindergarten has die...

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

John Thompson | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The first step in turning around our toughest neighborhood schools must be the recognition that we have a problem