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Support for School Prayer Declines

Support for prayer in school has declined since the 1970s, except among one group: evangelical Christians, finds a new study. The findings may not come as a surprise given the rise of evangelical Christians as a societal force over the same time period. In August, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sociologist Philip Schwadel reported in the journal Sociology of Religion that even as religious affiliations have decreased in America, evangelicals have become more devout.

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It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

The school-to-prison pipeline -- or, the system of extreme disciplinary practices that push young people out of school and into the criminal justice system -- is often discussed from the angle of isolated incidents. In April, for example, a six-year-old Georgia girl named Salecia Johnson was, handcuffed and carted away from school in a squad car after throwing a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.

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Detroit School Draws Criticism After Disciplining Students by Not Serving Lunch

Lunch was not on the menu this week for some students at a Detroit school after a food fight led officials to what some called cruel and unusual discipline.

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Ohio District Enacts New Cyber-Bullying Policies

Two policy changes are being enacted in the Solon schools that will affect the way the district handles electronic bullying.

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New Study Finds Adjusting Discipline Methods Could Benefit Texas Schools

Ahead of a joint meeting today of the Senate education and criminal justice committees that will address school discipline, a new study suggests that adjusting disciplinary policy could improve results at Texas public schools while saving money at the same time.

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East Aurora School Board Tosses Out Transgender Protections

The East Aurora School Board voted Friday to rescind a policy on transgender students passed just five days before. The policy aimed to protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ right to privacy, and would have asked teachers to respect students' pronoun and name choices.

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Texas Schools Differ on Use of 'Dixie'

For two Central Texas school districts, football games have revived an old debate about the Old South - whether to play "Dixie."

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Former Employee of Ohio District Stole Up to $4.2M, State Auditor Says

Nearly $4.2 million was stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights school district by its former technology director, Joseph Palazzo, according to Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.

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Springtown ISD (Texas) School OKs Opposite Sex Spankings

A Texas school district Springtown ISD has decided to change its corporal punishment policy rather than apologize after a male vice principal paddled two high school girls, prompting complaints from their parents.

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Santa Clara (Calif.) School Principal Charged with Selling Meth

Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.

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