Sadly, however, some recent cases of student discipline reported in the media reveal an alarming resurgence of zero-tolerance by some school administrators against students who even mention the Newtown massacre during school in any but the most sanitized circumstances.
Category: School Discipline
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) recently issued findings affirming MCPS’s long overdue decision to fire its long employed teacher for conduct, which in my opinion, amounts to no less than serial acts of child abuse and significantly inappropriate behaviors with children.
Roger Parker, Jr., a 9-year-old child with autism, was arrested by police at his Quincy, Illinois, school after he had a “meltdown” during class. School officials at Baldwin South Intermediate School called the police to calm down the little boy after he was escorted from the classroom to a special area.
When high school sophomore Taylor Santos was given the choice between one more day of in-school suspension or a spanking, she chose the later. Her vice principal acquiesced and Taylor returned home after school, bruised and blistered.
Kids are bullied in school until the point their torment becomes too much to handle. That’s when some feel they have to protect themselves and begin secretly bringing a weapon to school.
While some school districts around the country are rushing to ban student-teacher texting in order to diminish the likelihood of improper relationships developing, others are testing whether the texts are actually beneficial to students.
The Maryland Board of Education sent public schools throughout the state a very important message, when it issued an opinion reversing Talbot County Public Schools’ suspension of two high school lacrosse players — context matters.
A recent wave of student-on-student cyberbullying through fake online social profiles has thrown the problem into the spotlight and prompted the question of what schools are doing about the issue.
The latest instance of a teen’s private-public F-bomb made national news.