Zero tolerance polices in school discipline are on the decline, new data show.
Zero tolerance policies in America's schools are declining, but you might not be able to tell since so many practices get lumped under the 'zero tolerance' label, a school discipline expert says.
School experiments with new ways to discipline students without suspending them show mixed results.
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Although new evidence shows mixed results for "restorative justice" practices, that's no reason for schools to stop looking for alternatives to school suspensions, a school safety scholar argues.
The code of the street – where respect is won by fighting – often follows children into school.
While school suspensions are meant to deter violence and other troublesome behavior, some students see being suspended as something that makes them more popular and tough, a researcher has found.
Keeping classes under control is a continuous challenge for teachers.
Reports that Australian classrooms are some of the most disruptive in the world are based on the experiences of 15-year-old students alone, and focus on science classes.
A student discusses a recent conflict with another student solved through restorative justice, at Ed White Middle School in San Antonio, Texas.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is poised to stop looking at racial disparities in school discipline – a move that one scholar believes will send the wrong message to schools.
A New Jersey mother shows up at her son’s class as a clown to get him to stop misbehaving in school. The boy’s principal posted a video of the visit online.
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As more parents turn to social media to post videos of themselves punishing their children, an educational psychologist warns that the practice may cause more harm than good.
Numerous data show black students are kicked out of school at disproportionate rates.
A grassroots movement to end racial disparities in schoolhouse discipline is beginning to take root throughout the nation and winning important victories at the local level. Can it sustain the effort?
Suspending a student for wagging school likely wouldn’t have the desired punitive effect.
There is conclusive evidence that in most cases, suspension only reinforces negative behaviour.
Black students and students with disabilities get suspended at higher rates, federal data show.
The recent arrest of two black patrons who were waiting on a business meeting at a Starbucks has parallels to how black children are unfairly discipline in school, a researcher argues.
Efforts to ban school suspensions to reduce racial disparities are on the rise, but experts warn they could backfire.
Some school districts are moving to cut back on the use of suspensions. But if school discipline reforms are not implemented in a thoughtful way, classrooms may become harder to manage.
The Trump administration aims to revisit school discipline policies.
Despite the failure of zero tolerance discipline policies in schools, the Trump administration is targeting an Obama-era memo that sought to limit such policies.
2017’s winner for Best Picture casts new light on the issue of school discipline reform.
In the Oscar-winning film 'Moonlight,' as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?
One of the first dilemmas that black people face is whether to let strangers touch their hair – and under what circumstances.
When it comes to black hair, “common sense” is the least reliable tool for decision making since even black people are constantly changing their minds about what they want to do with their hair.
Should school students wear a uniform?
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Many schools claim that when students attend in uniforms, it improves discipline, and leads to academic gains. But does it?
Corporal punishment is practiced by schools in many parts of the world.
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Hitting young children affects their grades as they grow up.
When does disciplining kids work?
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?
Teachers in Uganda routinely use physical violence and corporal punishment to discipline children.
A ban on corporal punishment has not stopped the practice in Uganda's schools. An initiative in the East African country may hold the solutions - and could be used in other countries, too.
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