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June 14, 2011

The Next Classroom Data Set: Student Criminal Records?

Texas is considering a law that would give teachers access to students' detailed criminal histories, which are currently confidential in most states.

May 11, 2011

How Poverty Can Make Students 'Ephemeral'

An editor in Minnesota recalls his time working as a volunteer in a struggling inner-city Minneapolis high school and what it taught him about the difficult odds teachers face in working with impoverished students. There is a great deal going on in poor students lives, he stresses, that is almost ni...

April 22, 2011

Honoring Columbine Victims, 12 Years Later

Wednesday (April 20) marked the 12th anniversary of the Columbine shootings. Students and communities found ways this week to remember the event and pay tribute to the victims' families. At Newman Middle School in Skiatook, Okla., students who may not have even been born at the time of the tragedy...

April 21, 2011

Bullied to Death

Really tragic: "Bullied Minnesota Girls Reportedly Hang Themselves in Apparent Suicide Pact." The two middle schoolers, both 14, reportedly saw themselves as outcasts in school. The aunt of one of the girls says she was frequently teased about being overweight by her classmates.

April 19, 2011

Teaching Forgiveness

A high school teacher in the Bronx who had a miscarriage after being pushed down while trying to break up a fight in her classroom explains why she didn't press charges against the students involved: They're so young, and for something like that to follow them for the rest of their lives? I think...

January 11, 2011

'Teacher Attack Day' No Joke Amidst Recent Violence

Last week, six middle school girls in Nevada were arrested for planning to participate in a "Teacher Attack Day" organized through Facebook.

December 03, 2010

Hospitalized Teacher Still Cares For Student

A teacher who has to have his jaw wired shut after a former student assaulted him remains concerned about the teen and says he needs help, not jail.

November 24, 2010

How Not to Address Student Violence

A sigh-inducing story from the wires: A principal of a Hudson Valley high school has been placed on leave after another administrator accused him of making threats during a public discussion of violence at the school. ...

November 09, 2010

Can Babies Cure Bullies?

A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.

November 05, 2010

Kids Today ...

A 6th grader in Marion, Ohio, held his teacher hostage in her classroom yesterday by threatening her with a pencil and barricading the door with desks and chairs.

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