School Discipline

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Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas Schools

An emotional debate is underway about how far is too far when it comes to disciplining children. Hitting kids at home can escalate to criminal act. But what about hitting kids at school? You may be surprised to learn that several North Texas school districts still allow corporal punishment.

CBSDFW.COM–09/15/2014

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Irving ISD Set To Begin Anonymous Tip Service

The Irving ISD will soon have a new service aimed at preventing bullying and violence on campuses. The ‘Talk About It’ service will allow students to anonymously notify or seek help from school staff members.

05/16/2012

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Lawmakers To Assess School Discipline Programs

This week lawmakers will examine one of the most expensive and controversial questions facing school districts: what to do with undisciplined kids.

04/29/2012

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Lawmakers Look At School Discipline Programs

This week lawmakers will examine one of the most expensive and controversial questions facing school districts: what to do with undisciplined kids.

04/29/2012

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Study: Zero Tolerance Discipline Leading To Higher Dropout Rate

More than half of junior high and high school students in Texas will be suspended or expelled before they graduate. A new study ties that high discipline rate to lower graduation rates, and higher crime rates.

07/20/2011

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Study Looks At School Discipline In Texas

A study found that almost 60 percent of Texas public school students receive punishments ranging from expulsion to in-school suspensions.

07/19/2011