In the News

05/12/2016 - 12:00am

Brian Burney, an 11th-grader at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High School, says that a school police officer punched him in the face simultaneously with both fists, and threw him to the ground in a chokehold after the two had an argument over using the restroom without a pass.

05/12/2016 - 12:00am

California's schools are going to have to answer for more than just test scores, by the year after next.

05/11/2016 - 12:00am

Not long after Zaire Harley started high school, a guidance counselor pulled her aside and asked whether she’d like to do a “circle.”

05/11/2016 - 12:00am

School safety concerns — and the debate over how to best address racial disparities in student discipline — have garnered a lot of attention in St. Paul over the past few months: not just from the media, but from state legislators, the teachers union, students, and community members alike.

05/03/2016 - 12:00am

Out of class and into handcuffs.

05/02/2016 - 12:00am

Intentionally or not, public school disciplinary systems tend to unfairly target students of color, says Yolanda Anyon, assistant professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.

05/01/2016 - 12:00am

Brady Smith has been many things in his life — musician, furniture crafter, construction worker — but educator is the role that stuck.

04/30/2016 - 12:00am

School disorder may be on the rise because Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña engineered a huge experiment to replace time-tested disciplinary tools with gauzy “restorative justice” techniques.

04/29/2016 - 2:31pm

As educators and school leaders grapple with changes in discipline policy in New York City, "safety" is cited as a primary concern of teachers from school struggling to shift from punitive discipline structures to more restorative ones. 

04/28/2016 - 12:00am

In Cincinnati, African-American girls are five times more likely to be suspended from school than white boys and nearly nine times more likely to be suspended than other girls. Nationally, black girls are suspended from school more than any other group of girls and at a much higher rate than white, Asian and Latino boys.