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 "Texas":

"… d limit their involvement in disciplinary matters. The Golden State joins Texas and Connecticut — home of the December Newtown school shootings — in c …"

"… ing a weapon, according to analysis by the nonprofit Advancement Project. Texas legislators are considering a bill that requires schools with police to ad …"

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 "Clayton County":

"… all.”Alternative ideas In September, a team of justice authorities from Clayton County, Ga., traveled to Los Angeles to talk to Groman and others about a protoco …"

"… n and others about a protocol they follow for referring students to court. Clayton County has emerged as a model for reformers.Until firm standards were set, Clayto …"

"… County has emerged as a model for reformers.Until firm standards were set, Clayton County Chief Juvenile Court Judge Steven Teske said, more than 90 percent of refe …"

"… t of referrals to his court came from schools.Lt. Francisco Romero, former Clayton County school resource officer, accompanied Teske to L.A. Romero told the Center …"

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 "Brownsville":

"… ressions were.Every day when she arrived at the Thomas Jefferson Campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn, she waited in a line that snaked out onto Pennsylvania Avenue. …"

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

School arrests in Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms

By Lisa Chedekel

School arrests In Connecticut bring new scrutiny, reforms

Excerpts from this story referencing "Connecticut":

"… .         A C-HIT review of data collected by the Connecticut judicial department suggests that Jacob's arrest, which was later dropped, …"

"… ls.From March through May of this year, more than 700 arrests were made in Connecticut schools, two-thirds of them for minor offenses such as breach of peace or …"

"… r over the summer, when they're idle," said Abby Anderson, director of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, which has been working to reduce school-based a …"

"… trouble as a group — especially in overcrowded, under-resourced schools."Connecticut is one of a handful of states trying to tackle school-based arrests, which …"