Posts Tagged as "Education"

The Link Between Suspension And Dropout

Jul. 12, 2013 / By
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Posted by Robyn Gee

I remember the first student I ever suspended. He was 13 years old...

The Power of Culture to Create a Better Future

Jun. 28, 2013 / By
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[Ed. Note: This essay was written as an entry for an international essay contest held by the Goi Peace Foundation...

Murals, Wyvernwood topics at East Side Stories educational conference in Boyle Heights

Jun. 28, 2013 / By
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By Gene Dean

The second annual Politics and Pedagogy conference was held Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt High School, creating an opportunity for students from various Los Angeles-area high schools to teach about a range of social justice issues within their communities...

What Are The Barriers To Creativity In Education?

Jun. 25, 2013 / By
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Check out this amazing research, infographic, and video from Adobe, highlighting the need for creativity in education...

School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out

Jun. 24, 2013 / By
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LISTEN:  School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out

Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student’s chances of dropping out entirely.


There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

Jun. 10, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, Matt Amaral

Walking around a high school campus at this time of year you will notice the air floats a little lighter and the sun reflects off smiles a little brighter...

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...

Technology Outlook: Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges 2013-2018

May. 28, 2013 / By
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The NMC and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), with the support of Dell Inc...

The Detention Chronicles: Episode 2

May. 25, 2013 / By
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As part of our school discipline coverage, here is the second in our series of personal narratives about what happens in high school detention.  ..

L.A. Unified bans suspension for ‘willful defiance’

May. 15, 2013 / By
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By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

In ground-breaking action, the Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensionsof defiant students, directing officials to use alternative disciplinary practices instead.


Suspended Freshmen Less Likely To Graduate

Apr. 28, 2013 / By
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From Youth Radio

Graphics by Teresa Chin

School suspensions during freshman year seem to have a lasting effect on students’ high school careers — but not in the way they are intended...

Community Members Lead ‘People’s State of the City’

Apr. 17, 2013 / By
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It’s perhaps the biggest congregation of Long Beach activist groups.

It’s the Mayor’s State of the City...