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Zero Tolerance Is Out, Making Amends Is In

The cover article of a recent ASCD Education Update newsletter was titled, The Path to Least Suspensions, which got my attention, although it was the subtitle – … 886 more words

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School Suspensions, Test Scores, and Lead Poisoning

Originally published in The American Prospect on June 9, 2017.

Over the past several years, education advocates and civil rights groups have been sounding the alarm… 1,245 more words

Massachusetts Charter School Backs Off Exclusionary Hair Policies -- For Now

Originally published in The American Prospect on May 25, 2017.

The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, a suburban Boston charter in Malden, Massachusetts, is under fire for its dress-code policy prohibiting hair extensions and afros, rules that critics say are racially discriminatory. 1,208 more words

Louisiana Lawmakers Vote To Keep Corporal Punishment In Schools

In a 61 to 34 vote on Monday, the Louisiana House of Representatives rejected a statewide ban on corporal punishment in schools, The Times-Picayune reports. 271 more words


What we don't know about school boards can hurt us

On Tuesday, May 9th, with minimal vetting and less than 2% of eligible voters casting a ballot, Delaware’s slate of school board members will be elected and granted the right to make decisions affecting students and families across the state. 660 more words


Pop Quiz Hot Shot: Split Second Teaching

“Mr. McCormick, I need to sharpen my pencil!”

Me: “Again? Seriously? You just sharpened it.”

“I know, but it broke.”

5 minutes later.

“Hey! He threw paper at me!” 1,216 more words


How to get rid of school choice problems once and for all?

Now that the hustle and bustle of the appointment of Betsy Devos has become a reality, schools are now faced with the potential impact that school choice may have on their community of parents and learners. 759 more words

Racism In Education