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.
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The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.
February 26, 2014
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
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
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
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
A new study shows that friendships aren't determined by gender, but boys and girls think they are anyway.
December 27, 2013
Boys will be boys, because society demands it.
December 09, 2013
Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.
November 18, 2013
The leader of a Colorado charter school sought to combat bullying by trying to show students how it feels.