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07/06/2016 - 11:00pm

State and local spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of funding for public education for preschool through grade P-12 education in the last three decades, a new analysis by the U.S. Department of Education found.

07/05/2016 - 11:00pm

A prison reform group is urging New Jersey education officials to teach kids about their right to remain silent to police after a string of incidents in which cops were called to a school up to 5 times a day for minor issues.

07/02/2016 - 11:00pm

There were only a handful of hours left on the clock for the 2015-2016 fiscal year when the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education voted Thursday to fund a pilot restorative classroom program.

06/29/2016 - 11:00pm

Brownies might seem like an innocuous snack to bring to a third grade class party. But mentioning them got a 9-year-old boy in New Jersey questioned by police in mid-June when a classmate misinterpreted his comments as “racist,” according to the boy’s mother.

06/29/2016 - 11:00pm

If you wanted to understand the battle lines drawn around Gov. Chris Christie's "fairness formula" for radically redistributing state education aid, a prime example is what happened at the Paterson Charter School for Sci & Tech on Thursday.

06/28/2016 - 11:00pm

In most states across America, education for teen offenders pales in comparison to what they'd receive on the outside. Just one third mandate that these kids meet the same standards as their public school counterparts. Massachusetts is one of them, and there the goal is to save these young offenders with vocational classes and good old reading, writing and arithmetic. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

06/28/2016 - 11:00pm

Education Secretary John King is calling on charter schools to rethink how they handle student discipline, urging them the tendency to suspend black and Hispanic students at higher rates than white students.

06/27/2016 - 11:00pm

The allegations sound like a parent’s nightmare. Roughly two dozen children at New York City schools were hit, kicked, and bullied by fellow students while administrators stood by, according to a recent class-action lawsuit.

06/27/2016 - 11:00pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Stockton Unified School District seeking records of student arrests by school police, stating that the public has the right to know how, why and which students are involved in police interactions.

06/27/2016 - 11:00pm

John King Jr. once founded a charter school that aimed to prepare low-income children for college, and it was known both for posting high test scores and for issuing a lot of suspensions.