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September 28, 2016
Want to reduce suspensions and expulsions in pre-K? Find a coach.
Pre-schoolers might be tiny, but they get suspended and expelled in big numbers.A new study suggests that real change only happens with real teacher training.
August 24, 2016
How should schools handle sexting? Not like they are now, Denver professor says
A Denver professor argues for a different approach to sexting: Let teens do it as long as its consensual and focus on discouraging privacy violations and harassment.
August 22, 2016
Tennessee preschool selected as national model for fixing racial discipline gap
A Nashville preschool is one of two schools nationwide selected for $1 million grants, the U.S. Department of Education announced last week.
August 22, 2016
Chancellor Fariña: ‘Kids aren’t supermarket items that you can move around’
When Chalkbeat interviewed the chancellor last week, she was proud of her efforts thus far, but mindful of the need to show concrete results.
August 16, 2016
What do schools with low student suspension rates have in common?
Researchers interviewed nearly 200 educators from 33 Denver schools that had suspension rates between 0 and 3 percent in the 2014-15 school year.
August 16, 2016
Tennessee teachers are still happier in their jobs. But here’s how they aren’t seeing eye-to-eye with their principals
Tennessee’s annual educator survey is out, and it shows that teachers and administrators don't see eye-to-eye on discipline policies.
August 4, 2016
What experts on preschool expulsion talked about at the Colorado governor’s mansion this week
The national conversation about whether it’s appropriate to expel 3- and 4-year-olds came to Denver on Wednesday with a briefing by some of the field's leading experts.
More than scores
July 20, 2016
Beyond test scores, Tennessee looks at how to evaluate districts and schools under ESSA
With the switch to ESSA looming, state leaders consider which metrics to include in the state's accountability plan.
April 21, 2016
De Blasio’s district-charter partnerships start with a focus on school discipline
The new partnerships — which the city expects to spend $18 million to support over the next four years — are one part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Equity and Excellence” plan.
April 6, 2016
Schools combine meditation and brain science to help combat discipline problems
When students and teachers both learn about how their brains influence behavior, one expert says, discipline can become less confrontational and more of a partnership.
The discipline divide
March 22, 2016
Suspended countless times as a child, this professor is tackling racial disparities in preschool discipline
As a child, Rosemarie Allen was suspended and expelled numerous times. Now, she's working to reduce the frequency of such disciplinary methods, especially for children of color.
March 8, 2016
Beyond the viral video: Inside educators’ emotional debate about ‘no excuses’ discipline
The discipline question finds individual students, teachers, and parents pulled between two poles of a heated, high-stakes, and very personal debate. Here's a primer.
By the numbers
October 30, 2015
School suspensions fall sharply, but continue to land most heavily on black students
Schools gave out about 9,000 fewer suspensions in 2014-15 than in the previous academic year.
July 30, 2015
Under pressure, Raleigh-Egypt High School posts scores high enough to escape state intervention
Of 19 Memphis schools so low-performing that they could be absorbed by the state-run Achievement School District, 12 had test score gains big enough to stop that from happening.
July 28, 2015
IPS aims to scale back suspensions and expulsions
Teachers will get guidance on how to interpret the new student code of conduct.
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