Andre was 14 years old when he first entered the juvenile justice system. Now, at 18 he’s working on earning his GED and is interested in pursuing a career as a psychotherapist. Hear him tell his story.
At a Pinellas elementary school, proactive school discipline strategies have drastically reduced infractions and allowed school leaders and teachers to focus on challenging instruction.
A new report finds several of our largest school systems employ more security officers than guidance counselors. What would happen if they reallocated resources toward alternative approaches to school discipline?
The onus falls on us adults to find better ways to manage student behavior and create a second home where everyone feels safe and respected.
Boston charter schools outpace their district and charter school peers in terms of student outcomes. In a new paper written in partnership with NewSchools Venture Fund, we explore key school leadership practices we think are contributing to those outstanding results.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently concluded conduct at Rikers Island violates the constitutional rights of adolescent inmates. Although it's vital that we make jails more humane, Rikers will continue to be a nightmarish place for youth unless we commit to providing them stronger attachments to school, and fairer discipline policies.
More diverse classrooms are something to celebrate. But the cultural differences that come along with them can be difficult to navigate. As demographic gaps between teachers and students grow wider, the need for a change in training around cultural diversity is increasingly important.