Discipline

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Classroom Technology Software That Monitors Students May Hurt Some It's Meant to Help
Instead of referring kids to counseling services, the software is often used for discipline purposes, a tech policy group says.
Alyson Klein, August 8, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion Why I Left Teaching (Spoiler: It Wasn't the Students)
A public school teacher explains how three troubling trends drove him out of the profession this year.
Paul Veracka, August 2, 2022
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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Aug. 5, 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona speaks at a White House briefing in August 2021. The U.S. Department of Education has just released guidance on protecting students with disabilities from discriminatory discipline practices.
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Special Education New Discipline Guidance Focuses on Discrimination Against Students With Disabilities
The Biden administration aims to clarify how federal law protects students with disabilities.
Libby Stanford, July 19, 2022
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Flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. The Government Accountability Office has released recommended priorities for the Education Department that target special education rights.
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Federal Restraint and Seclusion, and Disability Rights: Ed. Department Has Work to Do, Audit Finds
The Government Accountability Office releases a checklist of how the U.S. Department of Education is performing on a list of priorities.
Libby Stanford, July 13, 2022
4 min read
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School Climate & Safety School Crime and Safety: What a Decade of Federal Data Show
Cyberbullying, behavioral issues, and shootings were among the top concerns in a report through 2019-20 school year.
Libby Stanford, July 8, 2022
5 min read
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School Climate & Safety Nation's Largest Teachers’ Union Calls for Curbs on School Policing
But the National Education Association stopped short of urging the removal of school resource officers from campuses.
Madeline Will, July 5, 2022
6 min read
In this photo taken Aug. 8, 2012, Amber Starks braids the hair of family friend Zinnia Rickman, 7, at the Lock Loft in Vancouver, Wash.
Amber Starks braids the hair of family friend Zinnia Rickman at the Lock Loft in Vancouver, Wash.
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Equity & Diversity Q&A ‘Our Hair Is Our Identity’: What Educators Need to Know About Hair Discrimination Laws
More states are passing versions of the CROWN Act, which forbids race-based hair discrimination in schools.
Ileana Najarro, July 5, 2022
6 min read
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Denies Appeal From 1st Grader With Disabilities Put In Chokehold by Teacher
Lower courts said the Texas student and his parents could not bring a federal civil rights claim because of adequate state-law procedures.
Mark Walsh, June 13, 2022
4 min read
A state trooper walks past the Robb Elementary School sign in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, following a deadly shooting at the school.
A state trooper walks past the Robb Elementary School sign in Uvalde, Texas, last month. The deadly shooting at the school last month, and police officers' delayed efforts to stop it, have reignited debates about police presence in schools.
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School Climate & Safety The Risks and Benefits of School Police: Black and Latino Parents Weigh In
In interviews, Black and Latino parents diverge on whether police in schools will protect or harm their children.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 8, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Decrease Suspensions. Here's What New Research Shows
A half-hour training program can change teachers' approach to discipline.
Jason Okonofua & Greg Walton, May 18, 2022
4 min read
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School & District Management Opinion The Anti-Racist Counternarrative Public Education Needs Now
In the face of a national movement to discredit public education, educators must respond with our own movement prioritizing anti-racism.
Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., April 6, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Want to Reduce Suspensions for Students of Color? Look to Teachers of Color
Black and Hispanic students are less likely to be suspended when they have a teacher of the same race, new research confirms.
Madeline Will, March 2, 2022
6 min read
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Student Well-Being States Aren't Meeting Students' Needs, Wide-Ranging Analysis Shows
The Education Trust analyzed state policies on school discipline, wraparound services, educator diversity, and community engagement.
Arianna Prothero, February 23, 2022
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