Charter school founder Eva Moskowitz once again squares off against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, this time criticizing his approach to school discipline. Plus links on mascots, trauma, and bullies.
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March 20, 2015
It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.
March 19, 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.
March 17, 2015
In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.
March 11, 2015
There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.
March 05, 2015
Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.
March 02, 2015
A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.
February 24, 2015
Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?
February 11, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
February 10, 2015
The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.