Posts Tagged as "Discipline"

How African Drumming Is Helping Petty Youth Offenders In Long Beach

Feb. 11, 2016 / By
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The program is a resource for first time offenders with minor offenses such as petty theft, fighting at school, or being in possession of drugs or alcohol.

San Francisco Unified Brings End to Willful Defiance Suspensions

Mar. 4, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Vanessa Tagliabue

Image: Students rally in front of the SFUSD offices in support of the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution...

Students Use Theatre to Improve Discipline Policies

Oct. 15, 2013 / By
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A student yells a profanity at the teacher.

A student puts down another student.

Dilemmas like these usually result in a standardized punishment method, like suspension or a pink slip...

How School Uniforms May Be Taking Away From Class Time

Jun. 17, 2013 / By
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Do school uniforms help to provide less distractions? Do they improve attendance? Do they increase school pride?..

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country...

The Secret to Fixing School Discipline? Change the Behavior of Adults

Mar. 28, 2013 / By
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ACEsTooHigh, News Feature, Jane Ellen Stevens

Photo (above): Andre Griggs, after school program director, Le Grand High School

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an excerpt of the first of a series of articles about how schools in California are moving from a punitive to a supportive, compassionate approach to school discipline.

Suspensions More Common for Minority, Disabled Students

Apr. 13, 2012 / By
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California Watch, News Report, Joanna Lin, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

Racial minorities and students with disabilities are suspended at substantially higher rates than their white and non-disabled peers, according to an analysis of discipline data from nearly 500 California school districts.