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

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media

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

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

Alan Singer | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education
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 11.03.2015 | Sports
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 09.25.2015 | Sports
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 09.17.2015 | Sports
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 09.16.2015 | Education
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 09.03.2015 | Education
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 | Politics

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

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

Monica Gray | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
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 | Hawaii

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 06.18.2015 | Media
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 | Sports

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

Maxwell Strachan

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

Yes, already.

A Revolution in Education -- Don't Read This

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Politics
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 | Sports
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 | Women
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 | Black Voices

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 | Weird News
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 | Politics
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.

The Beer Photo To End All Beer Photos

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.13.2013 | College

Chi Phi fraternity at Lehigh University put a new meaning to the song "99 Bottles of Beer" with at least 99 cups of beer in their basement. A photo...

Terrell Owens on Financial Loss, His Life Coach, Donovan McNabb, Retirement and Going Pro in Bowling

Graham Bensinger | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with Terrell Owens, eight years after our 2005 interview that resulted in his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles.

To Keep Kids Out of Trouble -- and Prison -- Teach Them to Understand Their Emotions

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

While the idea of turning our schools into the backdrop for a war-zone video game is alarming enough, the call for militarization of classrooms threatens to entrench an even deeper dysfunction in our school system.

Suspensions: The Wrong Answer for D.C. Students

Judith Sandalow | Posted 08.27.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

A new report shows that 13 percent of students were suspended at least once during the 2011-2012 school year, with some middle schools suspending more than two-thirds of their students. The vast majority of these suspensions were for behaviors involving no drugs, no injuries, and no weapons.