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December 08, 2017

School Discipline Debate Centers on Benefits, Consequences of Federal Guidance

Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.

March 08, 2017

Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds

In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.

October 27, 2015

Study Measures Which Teaching Traits Boost Student Agency, Mindsets

The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

February 06, 2014

Value of Single-Sex Classes Questioned as Florida Considers Adding More

A review of studies of single-sex classrooms found many claims of their value could be attributed to other factors, such as parental income and education levels.

January 08, 2014

New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions

The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.

December 03, 2013

Could Changes in School Culture Make U.S. Schools More Competitive?

A report examining U.S. PISA scores includes student survey data on school climate, truancy and discipline.

September 25, 2013

Key and Peele and Classroom Management

A Comedy Central show explores what teachers who shift between vastly different school climates experience.

April 30, 2013

School Discipline Survey Finds Challenges in Making Changes

Many school districts are changing codes of conduct to limit the use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion, but resources needed to make those changes are often limited.

April 08, 2013

New Analysis Bolsters Case Against Suspension, Researchers Say

The authors cite a statistic they label "most disturbing": Some 36 percent of all black male students with disabilities were suspended out of school during the 2009-10 school year.

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