March 2014 Archives

This week, we learn about preschool expulsions, teen pregnancy in the Choctaw Nation, teaching in New Orleans, and what it's like to be Malala's dad.

Authors applauded a drop in rates for expulsions, suspensions, and law enforcement referrals, but they also noted continued racial disparities in some areas.

The case involves Trey Clayton, a student at Independence High School in the Tate County, Miss., school district.

Data show that gang involvement in adolescence affects a broad range of social, health, and behavioral factors into adulthood.

They are challenging the determination that they failed to collect enough signatures for a referendum.

This week, we read about the parental role in preventing bullying, the value of kindness, and preschool discipline.

This year's data release is the first since 2000 reflecting information from all schools and districts, including all charter schools and juvenile justice facilities.

The guide echoes much of what we've already heard about discipline reform efforts, but it targets an audience of educators who may have felt left out of the discussion.

A policy brief urges school districts in California to spend less on school-based police and place more restrictions on how they work in schools.

Under the proposal, community recreation centers would serve as distribution points for free meals on district snow days.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website based in part on a forthcoming research review identifies sex-education programs that have been proven to curtail sexual activity, decrease teen-age pregnancy rates, foster the use of contraceptives and/or reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.

Charities are pooling resources and seeking a grant to continue mental health care for residents affected by the shootings.

This week, we talk poverty, school lunches, and banning bossy.

A new series of reports argues that disparate rates of school discipline for African-American students and those with disabilities drive up the dropout risks and help push them into the juvenile justice system.

A teaching approach that emphasizes fostering students' autonomy and social and emotional skills leads to academic gains, according to a new study.

In a lengthy profile, Peter Lanza said he doesn't think anyone could have predicted his son's actions.

A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.

This week, we talk Barbies, changes in generational attitudes, and giving kids "a reset button" through unstructured play.

Researchers analyzed three years of discipline data.

While food waste remains an issue, it did not increase after the schools in the study implemented new nutrition standards, the researchers found.

The scores are mandated by the Garden State's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.

School nutrition leaders say kitchen upgrades necessary to meet new standards for healthy student meals.

The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.

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