Discipline

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

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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Why is it so hard to stop suspending kindergarteners?

Districts around the country are looking for ways to keep young children with behavior problems in class

Be mindful: How a tech tool can help

A popular educational app will help spread research-based mindfulness lessons

Why do suspension rates vary so much in Mississippi—and how can districts change that?

Report finds in many districts, more than 20 percent of students were suspended in one school year

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