In the News

10/07/2010 - 12:00am

"Obama Administration Targets 'Disparate Impact' of Discipline" by Mary Ann Zehr (Education Week, Oct. 7, 2010, login required)

01/01/2006 - 1:00am

"Rejecting the school discipline blame game: Parents and teachers must get past finger-pointing" by Ron Whitehorne (The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia, PA, Winter 2006): "But schools can and should engage parents as a group in formulating discipline policies along with teachers (

04/10/2001 - 12:00am

Solomon Leach, Philly.com- A GROUP OF current and former students launched a campaign yesterday to identify peers they claim have been pushed out of Philadelphia public schools through closings or cutbacks to key programs. Youth United for Change said the closure of 24 schools last year, combined with cuts to the school district's Re-Engagement Center and slots in accelerated schools, has left students who drop out with few options.

04/07/2001 - 12:00am

Dana Goldstein, The Guardian USDestiny was in eighth grade when, in the middle of an altercation with another student, she grabbed a teacher’s jacket and threw it out of a classroom window. She was enrolled at the Lyons Community School in Brooklyn, New York, where almost every kid is black or Latino and living in poverty. Only 5% are meeting standards in math and reading.

03/24/2001 - 1:00am

WRAL- A Wake County student was in Washington, D.C. Monday to advocate for a change in how students are disciplined in school. Ajamu Dillahunt, a junior at Southeast Raleigh High School, met with the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African-American Children to discuss local suspension numbers and those recently released by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.