North Carolina foster teen languishes in adult jail for school incident

By Susan Ferriss

A judge freed a foster girl from adult jail after a school police arrest, but N.C. social services fail to come get her.

California lawmakers latest to consider limits for cops in schools

By Susan Ferriss

Golden State lawmakers latest to think about limits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles":

"… . California State Assembly member Reginald Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat from Los Angeles, introduced the state school police bill, Assembly Bill 549, to “get out …"

"… rt from the California Federation of Teachers, the union representing many Los Angeles teachers. That support helps it over one major political hurdle. The Calif …"

"… including middle-school-age children, in lower-income neighborhoods in the Los Angeles Unified School District. L.A. Unified is the nation’s second biggest sch …"

"… hrough property taxes or by tapping other state coffers. Urging caution Los Angeles County Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash is so concerned about t …"

Los Angeles school police still ticketing thousands of young students

By Susan Ferriss

School police still citing thousands of kids for minor violations

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sheriff":

"… shing match at his school. The mother of one child called 911, Cortez said.Sheriff’s deputies declined to get involved, Cortez said. School police officers …"

Perps or pupils? Safety policy creates friction in New York City schools

By Daryl Khan

Presence of school safety agents creates friction in Gotham schools

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… school safety agents waited. School safety agents, who answer to the New York City Police Department, wear a police uniform and a shield. A pair of hand …"

"… parents and educators disagree. With the growth of the police presence in New York City in the last decade, students say their confidence has eroded not only …"

"… have the power to use handcuffs and, when necessary, deadly force.The New York Civil Liberties Union has a federal lawsuit against the city alleging …"

California moves closer to reforming school discipline

By Susan Ferriss

California lawmakers want to stem tide of suspensions, expulsions; lawyer featured in Center story testifies about boy's case

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bakersfield":

"… ected their behavior,” Tim McKinley, a former FBI agent-turned-lawyer in Bakersfield, Calif., said Wednesday during testimony before California Assembly member …"

"… a student for most infractions.McKinley, a pro bono attorney with Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, noted that Kern schools have the highest expulsion rate …"

School arrests in Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms

By Lisa Chedekel

School arrests In Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms

Excerpts from this story referencing "head":

"… effort to encourage alternative interventions.In the courts, Bill Carbone, head of the Court Support Services Division (CSSD), has directed his staff to b …"

"… has to happen here.'"Strategies To Stem ArrestsNationally, Connecticut is ahead of the curve in wrestling with the school arrest issue, juvenile justice a …"

"… data is driving some alternative interventions," Stone said.Reforms Move AheadThe Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance is guiding similar efforts in Man …"