Schools have increasingly mishandled recent incidents of bullying by often going after the victims of bullying rather than the bullies. In two recent examples of this damnable approach by public schools to the issue of bullying, the schools involved chose to punish the student witnesses of ongoing bullying.
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New York City recently joined a growing list of jurisdictions that have issued social media guidelines for teachers. The rush to create such guidelines has been driven by a perceived surge in inappropriate teacher-student...
Abandoning a jury-rigged evaluation system based off new, potentially esoteric criteria and adopting a measurement system based on the IEP has an added benefit: it ties teacher success to student success. The new requirements would serve as a bolster to existing special education-related laws and regulations. The end result would be an increased likelihood of student success.
Bad news for some Prince George’s County middle school students — look forward to longer schools days in the fall. The newly minted mandate that will extend school days by 40 minutes, with no financial burden, is an attempt to increase academic achievement.
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.
Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the country, is preparing to ease graduation requirements in order to lower the drop-out rate. It all started eight years ago, when the school district...
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.