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Student Leaders Offer Simple Solutions to School Challenges

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

At the heart of Peer Group Connection is a simple and compelling premise: caring school cultures can be created by students connecting to students in healthy and supportive ways.

Forty Years of Heartbreak: Let the People of Diego Garcia Return to their Homeland

David Vine | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
David Vine

It's long past time our country acknowledges its responsibility for the Chagossians' exile and ensures these demands are met. Especially compared to the billions we've spent on Diego Garcia, it would take pennies to help repair the lives of those who've suffered for the base.

With Thousands of Schools Curbing Suspensions, There's No Excuse for the Growing Discipline Gap

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

More than 23,000 schools out of 132,000 nationwide have or are discarding a highly punitive approach to school discipline in favor of supportive, compassionate and solution-oriented methods. Those that take the slow-but-steady road can see a 20 percent to 40 percent drop in suspensions.

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

How I Learned to Control My Anger

Hunter Willis | Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen
Hunter Willis

Coming from one of the worst environments since my parents divorce, I was in desperate need of help. I had just been thrown out of my high school for acting completely inappropriate, and having terrible fits of anger.

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

Indiana Superintendents Say More Expulsions Will Defend Student Rights

Adam Goldstein | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Adam Goldstein

Asserting that a bill extending state authority to punish students with no limits whatsoever is a victory for student rights bends reality to the breaking point.

What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Say About 'Behave or Begone'?

Robert Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

I wonder what our nation's most illustrious civil rights leader would say about the epidemic of school suspensions and expulsions in so many of our urban public schools in California and nationally.

EXPELLED From College

Posted 08.23.2011 | College

With all of the furor surrounding entrepreneur-run college drop-out programs, HuffPost College decided to take a look at some famous college expulsio...

Cheating 301 (Final of Four)

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

Like school nutrition and school bullying, cheating needs a good PR campaign because we need to make sure that students are afraid to cheat.

Senate Votes To EXPEL Hiram Monserrate

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y — The New York Senate voted Tuesday night to expel a senator convicted of a misdemeanor charge of assaulting his girlfriend, a resol...

Hiram Monserrate Removal: Senate Dems Push For Expulsion Vote

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A group of Senate Democrats, concerned about efforts within their party to block the removal of a senator convicted of domestic violence, say they wil...

ReThink Review: The War On Kids -- Education's Prisoners

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.

"Sexual Bullying" On The Rise In Britain

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When parents drop their children at the school gates they do so in the trust that they will be safe until home time. But are they? We know that bul...