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School Discipline

This Is Where Students Get Suspended From School The Most

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

The likelihood that a student will get suspended from school may have a lot to do with their geographic location. The U.S. Department of Education on ...

Rebecca Klein

How Denver Is Trying To Dismantle The School-To-Prison Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school d...

The Road to Failure

Amber Kane | Posted 07.10.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Discipline in the school system is much like it is in the world, it's about punishment, not rehabilitation.

The Focus Room, and the Other Side of the Story

Shari Medini | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Shari Medini

The internet is blowing up over The Focus Room incident where a parent discovered that their child was being put in this Focus Room for hours on end. Many are reasonably horrified, and I think there is a lot of reason for concern and investigation. However... I can't help but wonder about the other side of the story: The school's side.

Christina Wilkie

Major Texas School District Halts Controversial Truancy Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A decision this week by a major Texas school district to suspend operations at its truancy court was welcomed by juvenile justice advocat...

Christina Wilkie

Justice Department Investigates Texas Prosecution Of Children For Truancy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice is investigating whether truancy courts in Dallas County, Texas, deny due process to juveniles charged with fa...

Christina Wilkie

Texas Is Doing Something Genuinely Progressive And The World Didn't End

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- School discipline reforms in Texas have helped reduce the number of students charged with crimes for misbehaving in school by as much as...

Christina Wilkie

New Senate Bill Aims To Reduce School Suspensions

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of the Senate hurried out of town Wednesday ahead of a major snowstorm, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) quietly introduced a bill that...

Youth in the Lead

Rick Ayers | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Rick Ayers

Too often we talk about "education" as if students were faceless automatons and the body of knowledge were a single thing, a set of settled truths, a desirable accomplishment that promises an end to poverty and a happy life.

What White Educators Can Learn From Pittsburgh's Police Chief

Gregory Michie | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

McLay's words were intended mainly for the officers under his command. But they could just as well have been addressed to educators in our nation's schools.

Rebecca Klein

Why Teachers Need To Talk About Their Own Racial Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

As recent protests spur tough conversations about the racial bias of police officers, a national group of educators and policy analysts is urging teac...

School Apologizes For Replacing Blind Boy's Cane With Pool Noodle

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents

Missouri's North Kansas City School District has apologized after officials there punished a blind student by replacing his cane with a swimming pool ...

Learning Our Place

Sally Lee | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Sally Lee

Given these fears, should parents and educators train children to be submissive and obedient in order to stay out of jail, or simply to survive? Or should they be treated as full human beings entitled to freedom, self-determination and voice in our society?

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

Thinking Outside the Lucite Box: A Case for Experiential Education

Ben Klasky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

By breaking outside of the traditional classroom environment, teachers can help new lessons and new leaders emerge.

Decriminalizing School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is critically important that public schools entrusted with educating and preparing children for college, work and life stop feeding them into the juvenile and criminal justice systems with zero tolerance policies. Denying a child an education is hardly in the child or society's best interest.

Or Else

Peter Greene | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Or Else is a terrible way to raise children. Having expectations that are so rigid that you have already mapped out the child's life before you meet the child -- that's no way to parent, and it's certainly no way to run a school system.

A Back-to-School Supply List for Administrators and Policymakers

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

Some of the supplies listed are for students, some are for teachers, and some are for you, so that you can better understand what teachers need and do. We'll start with the "easy" supplies first -- the literal ones.

Restorative Discipline Should Be Common Practice to Lower Student and Teacher Dropout Rate

Marilyn Armour | Posted 10.25.2014 | Education
Marilyn Armour

Not surprisingly, student discipline correlates with dropout rates, and that's particularly troubling in Texas where 25 percent of students fail to graduate.

Implicit Bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Leland Ware | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The statistically significant racial disparities in school discipline are too large and longstanding to have occurred by chance. School officials are exercising their discretion and imposing disciplinary measures in ways that disadvantage African-American students and severely undermines their access to equal educational opportunities.

A British Nanny's 5 Reasons Why Modern Parenting Is In Crisis

Emma Jenner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them.

Race, Disability And The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Colorlines | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on ...

Discipline and Diversity

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Anashay Wright This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. I grew up here in Atlanta, where I graduated from Cedar Grove High School...

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

I Am My Brother's Keeper: Why We Must Change the Code

William Lynch III | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

A cornerstone of the school-to-prison pipeline has been overly punitive school discipline codes, with disciplinary action applied disproportionately to people of color.