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School Discipline

What About The Girls?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to wake up and realize all children, especially those of color -- girls and boys -- need adults to stop criminalizing them and recognize the special risks facing our girls.

Thinking Outside the Lucite Box: A Case for Experiential Education

Ben Klasky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Ben Klasky

By breaking outside of the traditional classroom environment, teachers can help new lessons and new leaders emerge.

Decriminalizing School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is critically important that public schools entrusted with educating and preparing children for college, work and life stop feeding them into the juvenile and criminal justice systems with zero tolerance policies. Denying a child an education is hardly in the child or society's best interest.

Or Else

Peter Greene | Posted 09.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Or Else is a terrible way to raise children. Having expectations that are so rigid that you have already mapped out the child's life before you meet the child -- that's no way to parent, and it's certainly no way to run a school system.

A Back-to-School Supply List for Administrators and Policymakers

Alyssa Hadley Dunn | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Alyssa Hadley Dunn

Some of the supplies listed are for students, some are for teachers, and some are for you, so that you can better understand what teachers need and do. We'll start with the "easy" supplies first -- the literal ones.

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.

Implicit Bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Leland Ware | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The statistically significant racial disparities in school discipline are too large and longstanding to have occurred by chance. School officials are exercising their discretion and imposing disciplinary measures in ways that disadvantage African-American students and severely undermines their access to equal educational opportunities.

A British Nanny's 5 Reasons Why Modern Parenting Is In Crisis

Emma Jenner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them.

Race, Disability And The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Colorlines | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Editor’s note: Our series “Life Cycles of Inequity” explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on ...

Discipline and Diversity

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
TNTP

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...

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students With Disabilities Suspended From School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

A so-called school-to-prison pipeline flows from school discipline that lands disproportionately on students with disabilities and students of color, ...

I Am My Brother's Keeper: Why We Must Change the Code

William Lynch III | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

A cornerstone of the school-to-prison pipeline has been overly punitive school discipline codes, with disciplinary action applied disproportionately to people of color.

Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities

Kavitha Mediratta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Kavitha Mediratta

Studies show that African-American students were three times more likely to be suspended than white students during the 2009-10 school year, largely for nonviolent offenses.

Howard's Daily: For Better Schools, Overhaul School Discipline

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Philip K. Howard

Unfair school discipline is good for no one and corrodes school culture, as a recent Washington Post feature suggests. Schools should indeed have alt...

Steps Forward on School Discipline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his legacy. But in too many of those same schools, Black and other nonwhite children's extraordinary talents are still being wasted.

Obama Administrations Aims To Combat 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long sai...

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Puts Schools On The Hook For Police Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration issued the first federal legal guidance on school discipline Wednesday, telling school administrators they must avoid discrim...

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Dinu Ahmed

On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to reduce punitive disciplinary measures in Bronx public schools.

Why Everyone Should Learn From One Florida School District

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- MIAMI (AP) — One of the nation's largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce th...

The Restorative Justice League of Le Grand High School Saves the Day

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Jane Ellen Stevens

It would be so easy to look at this dot of a place and assume that nothing cutting-edge is going on at its high school. But that would be so, so wrong.

Here's One Way to Wreck a Child's Education: Take Away Recess

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

I understand that teachers are trying to control their classroom. I know many of the classrooms give rewards as well as take-away reward systems. But taking away a crucial part of a child's learning -- play -- is unproductive when getting a kid to sit still.

Extreme Responses to Bullying Harm Us All

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Extreme disciplinary responses can actually make the problem worse, and even hurt the very students they are designed to protect. To defend themselves, victims of bullying often see no other choice than to employ survival tactics, which could include carrying a weapon.

Beyond 'Zero Tolerance': A Pragmatic Approach to Teen Drug Education and School Discipline

Marsha Rosenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Crime
Marsha Rosenbaum

When schools choose to move "beyond zero tolerance" in handling school discipline, they stop merely reacting to student misconduct -- and can begin to address its root causes.

The Security Paradox: How Security Does Not Lead to Safety for our Youth

Eli Williamson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Eli Williamson

While both pro-gun and anti-violence supporters have spent millions of dollars to either arm or disarm people, the resources that have been dedicated to equip at-risk youth with opportunities, skills, and academic support are woefully ignored year after year.

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.