In the News

06/06/2016 - 12:00am

Empathy can change lives, and a recent study proves just that.

06/03/2016 - 12:00am

It will be harder for Rhode Island schools to suspend children for minor infractions under a new state law.

06/03/2016 - 12:00am

A report released Thursday by the University of California, Los Angeles’ Civil Rights Project reinforces concerns that harsh school discipline policies, ones that disproportionately affect black and Hispanic students, are a key contributor to the school-to-prison pipeline. And they could seriously cost the country.

06/02/2016 - 12:00am

High school students in two school districts say educators threaten to suspend them for minor disciplinary matters, according to a student survey of more than 1,800 youth.

06/02/2016 - 12:00am

When students get suspended from school for a few days, they may not be the only ones who miss out.

A report released today by UCLA's Civil Rights Project tries for the first time to quantify the full social cost of so-called "exclusionary discipline."

06/01/2016 - 12:00am

Being “twice as good” won’t save you from becoming a target.

06/01/2016 - 12:00am

Most of the discussion around the disproportionality of black students' suspension or expulsion from K-12 schools has focused on boys. Only more recently have researchers begun to surface the numbers of black girls who are subject to severe disciplinary measures in schools, including by school resource officers.

05/31/2016 - 12:00am

With little new education policy expected in the remainder of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term — and a quiet session on education concluding in Albany — the debate over traditional public schools versus charter schools has shifted to a new battleground: school safety.

05/27/2016 - 12:00am

The Sarasota County School District has not expelled any students during the school year that ends Friday, and the number of suspensions has dropped dramatically.

05/26/2016 - 12:00am

In April 2015, the New York City Department of Education modified its discipline code and added an extra step to the process for suspending students from school.