(Files from NPR) - The defendants may be one Southern California school district and its top officials, but an unprecedented, class action lawsuit could have a big impact on schools across the country.
Thursday in Los Angeles, a U.S. District Court judge will preside over the first hearing in the suit against the Compton Unified School District alleging that CUSD didn’t provide adequate support to students who had experienced severe trauma, and often reacted by punishing instead of helping.
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Susan Ko, co-managing director at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and a clinical psychologist
Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, a school psychologist and director of government relations for the National Association of School Psychologists based in Maryland