Equity & Diversity Opinion 11 Ways Teachers Can Eliminate Discipline Disparities
Many educators still tiptoe around social-justice inequities. They don't need to.
Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Get Rid of Discipline Disparities for Students of Color
Restorative justice and social-emotional learning are two good places to start.
Equity & Diversity Opinion To End Discipline Disparities Affecting Students of Color, Challenge the Status Quo
Teachers and leaders can take specific steps to create humanizing rather than punitive environments.
Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down South Carolina’s ‘Disturbing Schools’ Law
A federal appeals court held that the statutes, which have been the subject of nationwide attention, were unconstitutionally vague.
School Climate & Safety The Nation's Largest District Saw an Increase in Policing at Schools Last Year
In the nation's largest school district, police last year arrested, detained, and walked students out more than before the pandemic.
Equity & Diversity The Ongoing Challenges, and Possible Solutions, to Improving Educational Equity
Schools across the country were facing major equity challenges before the pandemic, but its disruptions exacerbated them.
School Climate & Safety Students of Color Disproportionately Suffer From Police Assaults at School, Says Report
A new report tallies up assaults by school-based police officers on students of color.
School Climate & Safety What the Research Says How School Security Changed Since the Pandemic, in 5 Charts
More schools are planning and practicing for emergencies of all kinds.
Law & Courts Court Upholds Discipline of Students for Instagram Posts That Targeted Black Classmates
A unanimous federal appeals court panel said its ruling was consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2021 decision on off-campus speech.
Equity & Diversity Equity Scorecard: Assessing Equity in 4 Critical Areas
Data show a mixed bag when it comes to whether schools are now more equitable than they were pre-pandemic.
Equity & Diversity Here's How the Pandemic Changed School Discipline
Students were suspended less frequently but Black, poor, and disabled students were punished at higher rates after the pandemic.
School Climate & Safety Q&A How a Student's Push to End Paddling in Schools Became a Yearslong Civics Lesson
A student advocate pushed to end corporal punishment in his state—and gained a passion for civic involvement in the process.
School & District Management Middle School Is Tough, But These Principals Like It Best of All
Middle school is a roller coaster for principals leading kids still finding their footing academically, emotionally, and socially.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Stop Demonizing Black Boys. Let Them Play, Too
The play of Black boys is judged differently—more dangerous, more violent—than that of peers, writes teacher-educator Altheria Caldera.