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When Not to Arrest an Abuser in a Domestic Violence Case

Almost half the the states in America have mandatory arrest provisions in domestic violence cases, and it’s widely accepted as an important step in …

Mother of boys found wandering South L.A. charged with child abuse

The mother of two toddlers found wandering malnourished and soiled in South L.A. earlier this week was charged Friday with child abuse, prosecutors said.<p>Sidnicka Wilson was charged with two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor …

Crime

Sex abuse investigations target top state schools

Former pupil of highly rated Tiffin school in London has accused a teacher of repeated abuse<p>One of the highest-achieving state schools in the country is among 23 secondaries and primaries where former pupils have come forward in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal to claim that they were sexually …

Soldier on sex assault prevention duty charged with sexual abuse

An Army sergeant at Ft. Hood who was tasked with helping prevent sexual assault now faces potential court-martial for sexual abuse, adultery and other criminal charges.<p>The 21 initial charges filed Friday by the Army against Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen are related to pandering, conspiracy, …

Crime

Baby sham? Can trying alcohol during puberty lead to addiction?

"People who have their first taste of alcohol during puberty are more likely to become addicted," says a recent headline in the Daily Mail. But is that actually what the research shows? (clue: would I write this article if it was?).<p>The Mail article reports a recently published paper, based on 280 …

Tyler Raines Murder: Father And Step-Mother Charged In Abuse Death Of 11-Year-Old Boy

A Mississippi couple has been charged with capital murder in the death of an 11-year-old boy.<p>Tyler Raines was found dead at home in Horn Lake, Miss., last week. Police investigators told WREG that the boy was emaciated and showed signs of abuse. He was covered in bruises from head to toe and …

Kansas bill defines legal spanking: A way to catch child abusers?

Would a spanking proposal introduced by a Wichita lawmaker give Kansas teachers new leeway to rough up the state's schoolchildren?<p>That's how some online reports have characterized the measure, which was introduced last week by Rep. Gail Finney -- ostensibly in an effort to reduce child abuse, not …

School Districts

Abuse charges dropped against Miramonte teacher

Los Angeles County prosecutors have dropped their case against a Miramonte Elementary School teacher who became embroiled in a child-abuse scandal that rocked the Los Angeles school district and resulted in the costliest settlements in the system's history.<p>The trial of Martin Springer was set to …

Crime

Angel Martinez Allegedly Abused 2-Year-Old Stepdaughter, Causing Blindness, Brain Damage

A Texas man has been arrested after he allegedly abused his stepdaughter so badly she went blind. The little girl's mother is also being held in connection with the abuse charge.<p>Angel Martinez, 26, was charged Jan. 13 with felony injury to a child. In December, 2-year-old Yenitze Reyes was rushed …

International Child Sex Abuse Sting Operation IDs Hundreds Of Suspects

An international investigation into live-streamed sex abuse of Filipino children has identified hundreds of suspects worldwide. The United Kingdom-led police investigation, "Operation Endeavor," spanned 14 countries and identified 733 people involved in the online pedophile ring, the U.K.'s …

Boy Found With Untreated Chemical Burns On His Genitalia, Parents Charged With Child Abuse

A Denver couple was charged with child abuse after police found a boy with third-degree chemical burns on his genitalia.<p>Anthony Harrell, 50, and Denise Combs, 57, allegedly left their 15-year-old son's burns -- which may have been caused by exposure to liquid Drano -- untreated for nearly a month. …

High school dances canceled because teenagers are texting instead.

<i>This post originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>The Winter Ball, Homecoming, the Spring Fling.<p>Your high school may have had different names for …

School Lunch Movie Says Unhealthy Cafeteria Fare Is Everyone's Problem

In his new documentary <i>Lunch Hour</i>, director James Costa’s <i>cri de coeur</i> about school lunch is not accompanied by slaughterhouse footage worthy of Upton Sinclair—though given schools’ dependence on so-called “factory farms,” it certainly could. Instead, some of its most unsettling visuals show a …

Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles

A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools.<p>That’s more than double the number of districts in the two lowest categories just two years ago, the result of …

Schools to receive £350m cash boost, David Laws reveals

Education minister says money aimed at making funding fairer, but headteachers' body warns schools will be no better off<p>An extra £350m is to be given to schools as part of government attempts to make funding fairer for pupils, the schools minister David Laws has said.<p>The money would be available …

Why a Later School Start Time Improves Teens' Focus and Other Fascinating News on the Web

1. You Snooze, You Win<p>Is there one policy change that would help teens to improve their performance in school, in cars, and maybe in life? According …

Area Teen Says She 'Will Die' If She Has to Wake Up Any Earlier for School

17-year-old Missouri high school student Jilly Dos Santos hated waking up so early to make it into school by 7:50 a.m. So when she heard her district …

Northwestern: Professor accused of sexual misconduct won't teach rest of school year

A Northwestern University philosophy professor who is being sued over allegations he sexually attacked a student will not teach the rest of the school year, the university told the Tribune Wednesday.<p>Northwestern President Morton Schapiro decided that the professor, Peter Ludlow, should not teach …

High school athletes often playing with concussions | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of high school athletes with concussions play despite their symptoms, and often their coaches aren’t aware of the injury, according to a new study.<p>Most U.S. states have passed laws intended to prevent high school athletes from having a concussion go …

Indiana Takes Step to Allow Guns in School Parking Lots

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