School discipline

May 08, 2017 - 4:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's local public school districts still will be allowed to paddle and spank students for misbehavior. The House overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to ban corporal punishment in Louisiana's public schools. Only 34 lawmakers Monday voted for the prohibition bill by...
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May 08, 2017 - 8:07 am
(WWL.com) Today the full Louisiana House of Representatives is scheduled to take up a proposal to ban corporal punishment in public schools. Representative Barbara Norton says 19 other states have similar laws on the books. She says children need a safe haven at school. “I felt that it was not fair...
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FILE - This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. The country’s official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained Saturday, May 6, 2017, and that “a relevant institution is now conducting detailed investigation into his crimes.” He worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the same workplace as another American, accounting instructor Kim Sang Dok, whose detention was announced on May 3. The KCNA didn’t say whether the two cases are connected. (AP Photo/File)
May 07, 2017 - 10:01 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained another American citizen accused of committing unspecified hostile acts against the country. The country's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained Saturday and that "a relevant institution is now conducting detailed...
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In this March 26, 2017 photo, people attend a rally for the Albany for All to support unity and inclusiveness in response to racist and offensive posted on social media, at Albany High School in Albany, Calif. Four Albany High School students sued a school district after they were suspended over their responses to Instagram posts that included a black student and coach with nooses around their necks. (Chris Treadway/East Bay Times via AP)
May 05, 2017 - 3:17 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California school district suspended a high school student after racist images that included nooses drawn around the necks of a black student and coach appeared on his social media site. But a federal lawsuit says the district went too far when it also disciplined students...
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This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok, who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. Kim's English name is Tony Kim. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2017 - 5:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was "intercepted" at Pyongyang...
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This image made from May 21, 2014, video shows the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. North Korea confirmed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the detention of American citizen Kim Sang Dok, who was referred to as Kim Sang-duk when Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, where he was teaching accounting, previously announced his detention. Kim's English name is Tony Kim. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2017 - 5:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday confirmed the detention of another American citizen for alleged acts of hostility aimed at overthrowing the country. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was "intercepted" at Pyongyang...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016, file photo, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wisc. Republican lawmakers are pushing a plan to require the University of Wisconsin System to discipline students who disrupt speeches and presentations, and force campuses to remain neutral on public issues. "All across the nation and here at home, we've seen protesters trying to silence different viewpoints," Vos, one of the bill's chief sponsors said in a news release Thursday, April 27, 2017. "Free speech means free speech for everyone and not just for the person who speaks the loudest." (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:40 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain neutral on public issues under a bill Republican legislators are pushing this week. The bill comes as free speech issues have grown more contentious on...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:30 pm
(WWL.com) The House Education Committee advances a measure that would ban corporal punishment of any kind in public schools. House Bill 497 is by Shreveport Representative Barbara Norton who says there is no proof that spanking a student has actually worked at changing behavior. "In the study that...
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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at Spartan Stadium, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 3:13 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With his program embroiled in a sexual assault investigation, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio decided more conventional questions about spring practice would have to wait. There are far more serious issues facing the Spartans this offseason. "I think to stand up here...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall. Board of Regents chairman Dean Johnson announced at the board's meeting in Duluth on Friday that the university's chief auditor will manage the...
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