The girl was allegedly raped after a botched sting operation. The lawsuit contends that the Alabama middle school she attended had a policy of not punishing sexual harassment unless students admitted to it or the harassment was witnessed.
US District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in early August on charges of misdemeanor battery against his wife. At least seven members of the US Congress are calling on him to resign in light of the domestic violence case.
Three days ago, 32 teens broke out of a Tennessee juvenile detention center. There was another disturbance Thursday. Juvenile-justice reform advocates say the way teens are managed in confinement needs to improve.
California lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would require colleges to set a standard of ‘affirmative consent’ for sexual activity. If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to handle campus sexual assault this way.
One of the high school football players convicted of rape in the Steubenville, Ohio, case is back on the team, and Thursday is the team's first game. Weighing the balance between punishment and rehabilitation is difficult.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charges that the US Department of Education is strong-arming states into accepting base-line standards once viewed as voluntary. Backers say that Common Core is voluntary, because some states declined to adopt it.
Janet and Ramon Barreto, accused of severe abuse of children they adopted abroad, were arrested Wednesday, ending a five-year search. Janet Barreto was the only woman on the US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted list.
To help first-generation and low-income high school graduates follow through on the needed steps to get to college, customized text messages over the summer can make a difference, researchers have found.
The likelihood of graduating is 'closely predicted by student background,' says a co-author of the new study, which is calling into question some of the ideas the Obama administration has been touting.
Many current and former members of the Ohio State marching band are coming to the defense of Jonathan Waters, who was fired last week. But the university president appears to be standing by his decision.
Michael Phillips, wrongfully imprisoned for 12 years, had given up trying to prove his innocence of a rape conviction. He is being exonerated because the Dallas Conviction Integrity Unit began a systematic review of DNA evidence in past cases.
The Title IX lawsuit, brought by five current and former UConn students, alleged the mishandling of sexual assault and harassment complaints. UConn has been taking a variety of steps to address the issues.