As districts push to cut the out-of-school suspension rate, some teachers say their classrooms have become unmanageable, ruled by unruly students.
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May 20, 2013
May 16, 2013
In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."
May 09, 2013
Black students in the Brevard County, Fla., school district make up 15 percent of the student population, but accounted for 30 percent of suspensions.
May 07, 2013
The 16 Race to the Top district winners will pair with community partners to work on social, emotional, and behavioral lessons.
May 02, 2013
The expulsion of a 16-year-old Florida student over a science-experiment mishap is triggering a backlash against harsh discipline.
April 30, 2013
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 25, 2013
Instead of exclusively focusing on rules and consequences, the document dedicates pages to prevention and intervention strategies that are intended to change students' behavior.
April 23, 2013
A school district's use of a "timeout room" did not violate the constitutional rights of a student with developmental disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.
April 22, 2013
As Detroit moves to embrace restorative justice, figuring out when restorative justice doesn't work is still problematic.
April 17, 2013
The National School Boards Association has labeled the use of out-of-school suspensions a "crisis" in a new report. The NSBA's new policy guide, developed jointly with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, for school board members urges change, citing statistics that show 3.3 million student...