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Stop Suspending Our Kids

Stevon Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

Recently the San Francisco Examiner reported that in the 2013-2014 school year, students with disabilities made up 11% of the high school student popu...

NFL Suspends Johnny Manziel For Substance Abuse

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has received a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy,...

Black Children Kicked Out Of Preschool And Into Prison Pipeline

Janice Celeste | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Janice Celeste

There is a big problem in our educational system, and it is persistent. Black children are being kicked out of school more than White children on a re...

Podcast: How Does a 5-Year-Old Get Suspended 16 Times?

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Jennifer Berkshire

Have You Heard heads to Boston for a look at the controversial trend of kindergarten suspension. We go behind the data to bring you the story of a mot...

What Does A CNN Reporter Have To Tweet To Get Suspended?

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2015 | Home

NEW YORK -- CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted on Monday morning that President Barack Obama, speaking at the G-20 summit in Turkey...

Did Eva Lie? Charter Queen Claims "Got to Go" List an "Anomaly"

Alan Singer | Posted 11.05.2016 | Home
Alan Singer

While Success Academy students do better than average on high-stakes assessments, there is a rising crescendo of criticism because of Moskowitz's use of wealthy political connections to promote her empire, and accusations that Success Academy suspends poorly performing students to drive them out of the schools and boost its average test scores.

J.T. Barrett's Drunk Driving Punishment Displays the Worst of College Football

Ben Teitelbaum | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Ben Teitelbaum

On Monday, when Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced updated punishments for quarterback J.T. Barrett's recent drunk driving arrest -- a one-game suspension and revoked scholarship for the summer school term -- it exemplified everything wrong with college football.

How a Nevada Commission Bullied UFC's Nick Diaz Out of the Ring

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Amy Dardashtian

Whether Diaz used marijuana or not the night of the fight, the man is entitled to a fair hearing free from snickering and prejudicial questioning. He should have the opportunity to exercise his constitutional rights without being punished for it.

Nick Diaz's 'Career Death Sentence' Won't Hold Up In Court

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home
Amy Dardashtian

Support for UFC fighter Nick Diaz is skyrocketing after the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned him from fighting for the next five years. Due to Diaz's age, many say the ban amounts to a career death sentence.

Are Public School Students the New Inmates in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
John W. Whitehead

America's public schools contain almost every aspect of the militarized, intolerant, senseless, overcriminalized, legalistic, surveillance-riddled, totalitarian landscape that plagues those of us on the "outside."

School Discipline: Standing Up for All Children in the Public School System

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
Stacey Steinberg

Two kindergartners were sent to the principal's office during their second week of school. One hit a little girl after she refused to share a toy. The other smacked a little boy after he cut to the front in the lunch line.

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Reform

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.25.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Monday signed into law a sweeping reform of the state's school discipline policies, putting Illinois at...

Suspension Is Not the Answer: Investing in Students' Mental Health Yields Academic Gains

Monica Gray | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Monica Gray

Without mental health support services, few students are able to cope with emotional stress in a productive manner on their own. Confused, angry or scared, a student's cries for help are commonly first expressed by acting out in school.

Tongan, Micronesian, Hawaiian Students Most Likely To Be Suspended | Posted 07.15.2015 | Home

On the surface, Hawaii’s school suspension data paints a rosy picture of student discipline trends. In 2013-14, less than 4 percent of students ...

What Does Brian Williams Return Say About MSNBC?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.18.2016 | Home
Kevin Price

NBC wants to put their one time superstar on the staff of MSNBC. For those who have served in a high position in any major network, this is a form a purgatory, a way of firing someone without actually pulling the trigger.

Manny Pacquiao Could Get Suspended For Far Less Than Beating A Woman

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home

Floyd Mayweather has never been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Maxwell Strachan

Britt McHenry Is Back | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Home

Yes, already.

A Revolution in Education -- Don't Read This

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 06.17.2015 | Home
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

It's a perfect world, I have to admit. And I know that at some time in my life I became an optimist. After all, you can never create a negative impression for an optimist. Just try it.

Why Are Kids Suspended?

Margaret Crotty | Posted 06.06.2015 | Home
Margaret Crotty

Rather than suspending challenging students, we should create the conditions for them to succeed.

Brian Williams's Calculated Gambit

Blayne Davis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Home
Blayne Davis

A part of my daily routine has been shattered from the most unlikely of sources - Brian Williams himself. There was a word I habitually associated with the renowned news anchor in his beautifully tailored suits, coiffed hair, and signature therapeutic voice - classy.

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Twitter Backlash Inspires #FreeBS Hashtag

Grant Stern | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Grant Stern

The twitterverse has already begun scoffing at ESPN's clear conflict of interest between reporting on sports "news" and being a partner with the sports whose programming it carries.

The Invisible Woman

Meg Conley | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home
Meg Conley

People keep saying they are "shocked" upon viewing the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée and knocking her unconscious. They shouldn't be. What, dear football fans and commentators alike, do you think it takes to punch a woman out?

My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He's 3

The Washington Post | Tunette Powell | Posted 07.24.2014 | Home

I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension becau...

Why Do People Want to Hang From Hooks Piercing Their Skin?

Aimee Heckel | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home
Aimee Heckel

Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin? The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations.

The Opportunity Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

In the spring of 1954, like so many Black families, mine waited anxiously for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. My father and I talked about it and what it would mean for my future and the future of millions of other Black children who were attending segregated but unequal Black schools. He died the week before Brown was decided. But I and many other children were able, in later years, to walk through the new and heavy doors that Brown slowly and painfully opened. Now, the most recent findings from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection, called the "richest, fullest" collection so far for measuring education access and equity in our nation's public schools, show many children are still receiving an unequal education. This is the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement.