Obama administration issues new guidelines on school discipline (AP): The federal Justice and Education departments are urging schools to back away from zero-tolerance policies, saying such protocol leads to unnecessary arrests and harms at-risk students by removing them from the learning environment. The administration also concluded that “racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem.” To learn what’s happening in Washington state, see our Tuesday blog post.
Oregon legislature awards schools with $8.9 million for tech education (The Oregonian): Twenty-four Oregon high schools will are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in state awards for career and technical education. The funds were approved in the 2013 legislative session.
Only 1 in 4 young teens meet U.S. fitness recommendations (AP): Young people between the ages of 12 and 15 are falling short of the federal government’s recommended hour or more of vigorous or moderate physical activity each day. Just one in four self-reported that much activity in a sample from the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey, according to partial results released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.