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April 24, 2019
Policy vs. practice: Handcuffing of students under review in Denver school district
“I have an incredibly difficult time imagining any scenario where a very young person should be put in handcuffs,” said board President Anne Rowe.
April 19, 2019
Student and parent groups pushing Denver schools to hire ‘counselors, not cops’
Last year, the ratio of students to social workers in Denver was 681-to-1, according to state data. The recommended ratio is 250-to-1.
April 12, 2019
Colorado educators, share your thoughts on early childhood suspensions
Colorado could have a new law restricting suspensions of young children. We want to know what educators think.
April 5, 2019
Once in juvenile detention themselves, Memphis students give school officials strategies for keeping others in school
The recommendations include eliminating suspensions and expulsions for elementary school students adn starting morning group check-ins with teachers.
pass the microphone
March 8, 2019
This Memphis teacher’s toughest student eventually fell in love with her class. Then tragedy struck.
Sherwanda Chism was one of seven educators and students who participated in a storytelling night hosted by Chalkbeat Tennessee.
December 19, 2018
What Memphis students say can help reduce suspensions, expulsions
The student leaders have been in juvenile detention and were trained through BRIDGES, a student youth advocacy organization in Memphis.
Updated December 18, 2018
Obama-era discipline rules should be scrapped, Trump school safety commission says
The federal school safety commission recommends the move in a report released Tuesday.
December 14, 2018
Even as suspensions fall, Memphis students are being kicked out of school longer, data shows
In one extreme example, a single high school issued one expulsion for every six students.
cause and effect
November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
October 19, 2018
Newark’s North Star Academy charter schools are cleared after discipline probe
New Jersey’s largest charter-school network did not violate state regulations when it disciplined students with disabilities, according to a state investigation triggered by an advocacy…
Politics & Policy
August 3, 2018
How Chicago teachers really feel about safety, discipline, and school choice
More than four in 10 Chicago teachers feel unsafe at school, a markedly greater percentage than teachers nationally — but at the same…
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
April 24, 2018
Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting
The list includes hiring more school counselors, offering conflict resolution classes and help in advocating against giving guns to teachers.
April 20, 2018
Do charter schools suspend students more? It depends on how you look at the data.
Charters have a higher overall suspension rate than traditional public schools. But when you break down suspensions by race, charters actually post slightly lower rates.
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
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