Teachers in Fresno, California, and Des Moines, Iowa, have come out against their districts' efforts--following similar announcements in New York and Indianapolis--to reform how students are disciplined. Teachers are arguing that efforts to change student-disciplinary practices—largely in an attempt to…
By Emmanuel Felton, Education Week
New school policing guidelines are the education and justice department's latest efforts to dial back against zero-tolerance policies, which have disproportionately affected students of color.
By Evie Blad, Education Week
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
By Sarah D. Sparks, Education Week
WASHINGTON — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show about 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
By Justin Schlottman
Editor’s note: After a video of a South Carolina school resource officer (SRO) forcefully removing a student from her desk went viral, a debate about the presence of law enforcement officers in schools lit up on social media. The officer,…
By PBS NewsHour
At the largest charter school network in New York City, strict academic and behavior standards set the stage for learning. That doesn't exclude children as young as 5 or 6 years old, who can be given out-of-school suspensions if they…
Ten years ago, New Orleans public schools were headed for academic rock bottom. And then Hurricane Katrina came, a disaster so devastating that it offered the rare opportunity to start over. Charter schools, empowered to take over, have raised test…
By Amanda Gomez
Black students are suspended and expelled at significantly higher rates than white children in 13 Southern states, according to a new analysis of federal data.
By Meredith Kolodner
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Having racked up multiple up absences and missed assignments, a high school sophomore showed up in his English class last year, hopeful for another chance. “Where have you been?” his teacher asked. “You can’t pass this…
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