Discipline

Oliver Francis, of Philadelphia, was placed in foster care because he was truant. He graduated from George Junior Republic, a residential school in Grove City, Pennsylvania, this spring.

Institutions for foster kids aren’t doing enough to educate them

Missing credits and easy, worksheet-based education add to the learning challenges of children in foster care

TEACHER VOICE: Justice and equity for all students? We aren’t there yet

Why DeVos should renew the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to fostering positive school cultures

Tessa, 7, of Lafayette, Indiana, reads a book in her bright pink bedroom.

The opioid crisis took their parents, now foster kids left behind are being failed again

Teachers and school administrators are on the front lines of this crisis, but often aren't given the tools to help

Restorative justice is about more than just reducing suspensions

Psychologists are exploring how traditional disciplinary tactics fall short and why community-minded alternatives are worth exploring

Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

Rules for black girls abound, and provide more opportunity for punishment

A sign on the door of a KIPP Charter school in the Bronx. KIPP's co-founder, Mike Feinberg, was recently fired due to allegations of sexual abuse.

It was only a matter of time before the #MeToo movement rocked schools

It’s not just sexual harassment, but physical and verbal abuse too, that needs to be outed

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McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students take 20 minutes each day to work on social interactions and understanding their emotions.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

One Washington State school district shows just how difficult it can be to quickly reduce suspensions without alienating teachers

Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore waits to be introduced to speak about the race against his Democratic opponent Doug on December 12, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama.

#YouToo? What educators need to learn from the Roy Moore election in Alabama

If schools don’t intervene, racist kids grow up to be racist adults

VIDEO: The best ideas from last-chance high schools are reforming American education

“If it wasn’t for this school, I would be nowhere.”

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