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October 19, 2018
Newark’s North Star Academy charter schools are cleared after discipline probe
New Jersey’s largest charter-school network did not violate state regulations when it disciplined students with disabilities, according to a state investigation triggered by an advocacy…
August 3, 2018
How Chicago teachers really feel about safety, discipline, and school choice
More than four in 10 Chicago teachers feel unsafe at school, a markedly greater percentage than teachers nationally — but at the same…
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
April 20, 2018
Do charter schools suspend students more? It depends on how you look at the data.
Charters have a higher overall suspension rate than traditional public schools. But when you break down suspensions by race, charters actually post slightly lower rates.
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
March 13, 2018
Inside one of three Denver schools serving as a national model for how to do discipline differently
Restorative justice is an approach to school discipline that focuses on repairing harm rather than doling out punishment.
October 31, 2017
Read the rarely-seen agreement that put New York City police in charge of school safety
What that agreement actually says has been a bit of a mystery: It hasn’t been widely available to the public. Advocates have demanded that it be overhauled.
September 13, 2017
When my student was assaulted and traumatized, my school didn’t know what to do. Let’s change that.
An aura of gloom became a student’s new trademark, and he began acting out. A teacher wonders how her school could have done a better job responding.
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August 30, 2017
Suspensions, evaluations and the Absent Teacher Reserve: What a new union boss has on his mind
This September, Mark Cannizzaro will become president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.
June 13, 2017
How I went from a restorative justice skeptic to a restorative justice believer
Restorative justice practices are not a means for excusing student misbehavior, a New York City high school teacher writes.
April 7, 2017
How one Memphis student is elevating the conversation about school discipline
A student-organized poster campaign serves as a catalyst for discussions about the climate of White Station High School and disparities in discipline.
Black girls and trauma
March 2, 2017
Here’s how one Memphis school is changing the way it disciplines girls of color
Aspire Coleman responds to research pointing to trauma as a root of disciplinary problems that lead to higher rates of suspension among black girls.
March 2, 2017
Colorado could be at the forefront in cutting back on early childhood suspensions and expulsions. Here’s how.
A proposed state law would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado preschool and early elementary students.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Ten stories defining Tennessee public education in 2016
From testing and standards to school funding and bus safety, Tennessee has navigated a tumultuous and historic year.
November 22, 2016
U.S. education chief wants Tennessee, other states to stop paddling their students
Citing research that corporal punishment is harmful and ineffective, John King asks Tennessee and 21 other states to prohibit it.
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