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ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons, Twitter Backlash Inspires #FreeBS Hashtag

Grant Stern | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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.

Do MLB Players Deserve Suspension or Drug Rehab?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.05.2013 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

Could this be the worst doping scandal in sports history? Quite possibly. Do I believe more suspensions are on the way? Definitely.

Joy Resmovits

1 In 4 Black Students Suspended During School Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

For years, education advocates have highlighted the dire importance of closing the achievement gap of academic performance between students of differe...

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.

Hitting the Reset Button on Zero Tolerance

Lynda Bekore | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Lynda Bekore

For any student, the stigma and shame of a school suspension can be emotionally life-altering; for older students, suspensions become part of their permanent record, adversely affecting their chances of acceptance to college.

Don't Shake Down Kids Over the 'Harlem Shake'

Joan Bertin | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Joan Bertin

The dances in Harlem Shake videos may be considered raunchy by some, but they're hardly "obscene." They're harmless, filmed in good fun. It's difficult to understand why school administrators are coming down so hard on these kids for this high-spirited and non-disruptive behavior.

Zimmerman's Attorneys Want Trayvon Martin's School Records

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man charged with the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Feburary of this year, a...

New York Revises Discipline Code, Eases Up On Suspensions

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Under the New York Department of Education’s revised disciplinary code, public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level in...

Solutions to High Suspension Rate for Students With Special Needs

Jessica Minahan | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

A misbehavior incident should be seen as an opportunity for the school staff to reflect on which interventions are currently in place and shore up the school supports they can lean on.

New York DOE & NYPD Commit to Confronting Arrest and Suspension Rates

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Dinu Ahmed

On Monday, June 25th, the first-ever "People's Hearing on School Justice in the Bronx" was held to examine school disciplinary procedures -- particularly the overuse of suspensions and arrests in Bronx public schools.

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...

Students Suspended For Senior "Prank" That Included Both Mayor And Police

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

The last day of senior year is apparently so closely tied with malicious pranks that school officials in Walker, Mich., have suspended more than 60 st...

Community Service To Wipe Away School Suspensions

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.22.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights shows that black and Latino students are much more likely to...

Bus Driver Gets Stabbed, Suspended After Resolving Dispute

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Crime

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Authorities say a Georgia commuter bus driver who was stabbed in the face with a pen while trying to resolve a dispute with a passeng...

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.

Suspended Disbelief

Judith Sandalow | Posted 04.16.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Monday's front page story in the Washington Post focused on the high rate of elementary school suspensions. Understandably, many people find it hard to believe this form of discipline is used so often with children so young.