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Student Discipline

Black Students Are Less Likely To Get Suspended When They Have Black Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Black Voices

Black students are routinely punished more harshly in school than white counterparts. However, new research shows there may be a relatively simple fix...

Sometimes It's Okay to Bend the Rules

Beverly Willett | Posted 12.07.2016 | Parents
Beverly Willett

While there was plenty of educational purpose to our trip, weren't we also supposed to have fun? Bond, eat junk food and hide under the covers? Wouldn't it be okay to bend the rules a little bit and turn a blind eye if the kids stuffed harmless contraband in my bag?

The Week After the #SpringValleyHigh Incident: When a Student Won't Leave the Classroom

Franchesca Warren | Posted 11.02.2016 | Education
Franchesca Warren

How could we get upset with students about electronic devices when we (teachers) did not follow proper etiquette while using them?

Free Thinking on Student Discipline

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

An interesting piece of new research should help teachers, principals, parents, and community and school board members think in fresh ways about student discipline.

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.

Smart Seating Charts: The Key to Better Student Performance?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Teachers have long known that not every student is perfectly suited to traditional classroom setups, but with budgets tight, doling out individual att...

Discipline and Diversity

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education

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 i...

Community Outraged Over High School's 'Bad Kid Box'

Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

Parents and students In Parkersburg, W.V. are furious after a teacher allegedly placed a student with Asperger's Syndrome in a cardboard box labeled "...

Las Vegas Girl Viciously Attacked At Bus Stop Speaks Out

Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

School police in Las Vegas are investigating an attack on a 12-year-old girl that was recorded and posted on Facebook. The incident occurred Friday...

Teacher Forgot 5-Year-Old Shut Up In Dark Room

Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

An Idaho father is furious after his son's kindergarten teacher locked the 5-year-old boy in a small, dark room and forgot him there for at least an h...

Elementary School's 'Isolation Booth' Sparks Controversy

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Washington state community is wracked with controversy after a Longview mother posted photos to Facebook of an "isolation booth" for young students ...

Another Hazing Incident Involving Same Coach Reported At Maine West High School

Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

The same Maine West High School coach accused of sanctioning the sexual assault of a 14-year-old soccer player in a hazing ritual this year also coach...

High School Sued For Student Hazing, Sodomy 'Sanctioned By Coaches'

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

The family of an Illinois high school freshman is suing the Maine Township High School District 207, claiming that Maine West High School officials sa...

Teacher To Return To Classroom After Locking Students In Closet

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Arizona teacher Sheldon White has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the fall semester after locking three students in a closet as discip...

Spate Of Elementary Student Arrests Alarm Justice Officials

The Orlando Sentinel | Lauren Roth and Leslie Postal | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Janay Jelks loves singing, coloring and Dora the Explorer. She's 12 but has the mental age of a preschooler. She also has a felony rap sheet. Janay ...

Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major ...

Elementary Students Caught With Fake Drugs, Knives, Spray Paint

Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

In the past two weeks, students at North Woods International Elementary School in Wisconsin have been caught with knives, spray paint and fake marijua...

6th Grader Says Teacher Duct Taped Him To Chair

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education

A Bronx teacher allegedly duct-taped a rowdy student to his chair while other classmates laughed and pushed him around, New York Daily News reports. ...

Teachers Call Out Middle School For Failure To Properly Discipline Unruly Students

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Last year, Oak Grove Middle School’s 576 students were suspended 247 times, including 166 times for violent or drug-related incidents. The Californi...

High School Students Suspended For Racist Obama Drawing

Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Three students at Maryland's Eastern Technical High School, have been suspended after drawing a racially offensive picture involving President Barack ...

Outrage Over Teachers Locking Young Children In 'Monster Closet'

Posted 05.26.2012 | Education

A Houston, Texas teacher and teacher's aide have been removed from their classroom for allegedly disciplining their pre-K students by placing them in ...

Teacher Under Fire For Using Dog Collar To Punish Students

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp, a 47-year-old Zephyrhills High School science teacher in Zephyrhills, Fla., is under fire after photos of her students wearing ...

Thousands Of D.C. Students Suspended Before They Can Spell

The Washington Post | Donna St. George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

Thousands of elementary students were suspended from public schools last year in Washington and its suburbs, some of them so young that they were lear...

Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments, Report Shows

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to experience harsher punishments by schools for infractions and misbehaviors, according ...

Federal Initiative Launched To Narrow School-To-Prison Pipeline

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new federal initiative will aim to curb the "school-to-prison" pipeline that students fall into, beginning with in-school disciplinary action that l...