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September 29, 2014

Suspensions: New Law in California, New York City to Change Discipline Code

Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.

March 03, 2014

'Willful Defiance' Will No Longer Be Cause for Suspension in San Francisco

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

February 26, 2014

Adolescent Woes at Heart of Miami Dolphins Scandal

The experience of Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins lineman who quit after being repeatedly harassed by teammates, is a cautionary tale about the lasting effect of adolescent bullying.

February 21, 2014

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we see how restorative justice works in one high school, read about the perennial issue of controversial mascots, and learn that the mean jokes in NFL locker rooms may resemble the bullying students deal with in school.

February 11, 2014

Could a Cybercivility Task Force Tackle Tacky Selfies?

While a Maryland district plans to form a Cybercivility Task Force to address inappropriate online postings, the role of schools in addressing such behavior is largely uncharted territory.

February 03, 2014

Appeals Court to Hear Case of Handcuffed Student

A federal appeals court will re-examine a case in which an 11-year-old California student who was being unresponsive to school officials was removed in handcuffs.

January 17, 2014

Boys Start to Really Misunderstand Girls Around Third Grade

A new study shows that friendships aren't determined by gender, but boys and girls think they are anyway.

December 27, 2013

Why Can't Boys Play With Dolls?

Boys will be boys, because society demands it.

December 09, 2013

Minneapolis Schools Consider Suspension Alternatives to Address Race Gap

Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.

November 18, 2013

Colorado Charter School Angers Parents With Bullying Simulation

The leader of a Colorado charter school sought to combat bullying by trying to show students how it feels.

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