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U.S. puts schools on the hook for police actions

By staff and wire services reports
January 8th, 2014

The Obama administration issued the first federal legal guidance on school discipline Wednesday, telling school administrators they must avoid discrimination when doling out punishments, and must reserve harsh punishments that pull kids out of class as a last resort, the Huffington Post reports. Because of concerns that schools unfairly punish students differently based on race, the U.S. Education and Justice departments are setting legal standards for managing students’ behavior while avoiding discrimination outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

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staff and wire services reports