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March 8, 2019
This Memphis teacher’s toughest student eventually fell in love with her class. Then tragedy struck.
Sherwanda Chism was one of seven educators and students who participated in a storytelling night hosted by Chalkbeat Tennessee.
December 19, 2018
What Memphis students say can help reduce suspensions, expulsions
The student leaders have been in juvenile detention and were trained through BRIDGES, a student youth advocacy organization in Memphis.
Updated December 18, 2018
Obama-era discipline rules should be scrapped, Trump school safety commission says
The federal school safety commission recommends the move in a report released Tuesday.
December 14, 2018
Even as suspensions fall, Memphis students are being kicked out of school longer, data shows
In one extreme example, a single high school issued one expulsion for every six students.
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November 6, 2018
Why did suspensions go up in New York City last year? Carranza draws a link to fatal school stabbing
"Part of it is that people are actually now reporting everything, which I think is a good thing," Carranza said.
October 19, 2018
Newark’s North Star Academy charter schools are cleared after discipline probe
New Jersey’s largest charter-school network did not violate state regulations when it disciplined students with disabilities, according to a state investigation triggered by an advocacy…
August 3, 2018
How Chicago teachers really feel about safety, discipline, and school choice
More than four in 10 Chicago teachers feel unsafe at school, a markedly greater percentage than teachers nationally — but at the same…
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
April 24, 2018
Memphis students present demands on school safety in wake of Parkland shooting
The list includes hiring more school counselors, offering conflict resolution classes and help in advocating against giving guns to teachers.
April 20, 2018
Do charter schools suspend students more? It depends on how you look at the data.
Charters have a higher overall suspension rate than traditional public schools. But when you break down suspensions by race, charters actually post slightly lower rates.
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
March 13, 2018
Inside one of three Denver schools serving as a national model for how to do discipline differently
Restorative justice is an approach to school discipline that focuses on repairing harm rather than doling out punishment.
February 21, 2018
Looking for the ‘why’ behind student suspensions, Memphis schools turn to behavior specialists — again
For the first time since the city's 2013 school merger, behavior specialists are back in Memphis schools.
October 31, 2017
Read the rarely-seen agreement that put New York City police in charge of school safety
What that agreement actually says has been a bit of a mystery: It hasn’t been widely available to the public. Advocates have demanded that it be overhauled.
September 13, 2017
When my student was assaulted and traumatized, my school didn’t know what to do. Let’s change that.
An aura of gloom became a student’s new trademark, and he began acting out. A teacher wonders how her school could have done a better job responding.
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