Kaden Bradford was facing punishment because his locs are long enough to touch his shirt collar, a violation of his high school's dress code. His attorneys called the policy discriminatory.
Recently in School Discipline/Classroom Management Category
August 19, 2020
February 15, 2019
Administrators Say Schools Are Equipped to Address Bad Behavior in Early Grades. Teachers Beg to Differ
In a new survey, all superintendents said strategies to deal with behavior issues such as positive behavioral interventions and supports are used in their districts. But just 57 percent of teachers said they used those practices frequently or very frequently.
September 21, 2016
Oakland was the first school district in the nation to create a department with the sole focus of helping black males. Now, it wants to do the same for black girls.
July 22, 2016
The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.
November 16, 2015
As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.
September 22, 2015
A new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research takes a deep dive into disparities in Chicago school district's suspension data.
March 20, 2015
The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.
November 11, 2014
The new policy comes as the district approved an agreement with federal civil rights officials to drive down disproportionate rates of discipline between minority students and their white peers.
September 29, 2014
In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.
August 19, 2014
The police force for the nation's second largest school district aims to drive down its high rates of citations and arrests of students who fight at school, get caught with tobacco or alcohol, and other minor offenses.