Debates about school discipline have become polarized between proponents of restorative justice and those who believe a get-tough approach is required.
A social work scholar researches why school suspensions disproportionately affect students from certain groups and what can be done to change that.
Schools and teachers are reporting increased cases of ill-discipline and behavioural problems as a result of the challenges pupils experienced during the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.
A third of students say they don’t like school, and that dislike often begins around the time they enter high school. But the reasons they give point the way to solutions to this problem.
School suspension rates drop significantly if US teachers came from more diverse backgrounds, a scholar says.
Teachers say school districts have left them in the lurch in the wake of attacks by students. Some admit they resort to violence themselves to send a message to students who might want to test them.
Charter school enrollment grew during the pandemic. But behind these schools’ rising popularity is a history of harsh discipline, inaccessibility and targeted marketing.
When students are allowed to bring personal items for show and tell, it can build their senses of self-worth, belonging and control. But poor kids often don’t get that opportunity.
Suspensions don’t just harm Black children – they also harm their parents’ employment, a school discipline expert argues in a forthcoming book.
An early childhood development expert explains why so many preschoolers are kicked out of child care, and what to do if it happens to your child.
Abuse, neglect or witnessing violence at home can lead kids to misbehave. Some schools are doing away with expulsions to focus on childhood trauma instead.
The Mahanoy v. B.L. ruling did not give schools or free-speech advocates the clear lines they may have wanted, but it did attempt to address some of the complexity of modern-day speech.
Decisions on whether to allow corporal punishment in school have been largely local.
A select group of charter schools have adopted a “no-excuses” philosophy. A forthcoming book shines the light on the drawbacks of that approach.
‘Behavior vaccines’ – practices meant to improve safety and well-being – have been around for years. An educational psychologist says they are particularly important for schools to adopt now.
A Florida sheriff has been using student records to flag students ‘destined’ for crime. Now a congressman is calling for a federal inquiry.
A former deputy chancellor of New York City schools explains why the police don’t need to patrol the nation’s public schools.
Schools can consider virtual learning and other ways to reduce the negative impact of suspensions on student achievement.
These new findings could help explain why Black students are more likely to be suspended, expelled or otherwise disciplined than other children.
From being subjected to harassment and threats to getting assaulted or having their cars keyed, many American teachers are being victimized.