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Free Thinking on Student Discipline

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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...

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. ...

Parents Outraged After Teacher Orchestrated Peer Slugfest Against 6-Year-Old

AP | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education

SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a...

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 ...

Appeals Court Upholds Suspension For Boy Over Violent Crayon Drawing

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 03.23.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Acknowledging school violence nationwide, a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the suspension of a 10-year-old boy for a crayon draw...

Chicago School Draws Scrutiny Over Student Fines For Small Disciplinary Infractions

AP | By TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from doz...

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...

7th Grade Teacher Accused Of Spanking Students

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. -- A South Carolina middle school teacher has turned himself in to authorities to face assault and battery charges after he was accus...

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 ...