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Discipline Debates Turn to Broad Terms Like ‘Defiance’

As school districts around the country have revised their discipline codes, many are zeroing in on limiting or eliminating the ability to suspend students for broad offenses like “willful defiance” and “disruption.”

New Hampshire Launches Statewide School Safety Initiative with COPsync911

Last week, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan joined national, state and local officials in sharing program details during a press conference in Londonderry, New Hampshire to announce the statewide school safety initiative, as reported in the New Hampshire Union Leader, the state’s leading print newspaper.

U.S. Attorney Heroin Overdose Task Force Report Issued

With prescription drug and heroin overdoses at epidemic levels, physicians need to be better educated about the problem at a time when drug treatment centers are at capacity, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton’s committee on the public health crisis announced Monday.

Fattah Announces $2.5 Million in Crime Prevention Funding to Philadelphia

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Subcommittee responsible for Department of Justice (DOJ) funding, has announced that the agency has awarded $1,834,486 in Byrne JAG funding to support anti-crime initiatives in the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia was also awarded $746,298 in Second Chance Act funding from the Justice Department.

New Law Limits School Discipline Measure

Assembly Bill 420—signed by California Governor Jerry Brown—eliminates willful defiance or disruption of school activities as a reason to expel students.