Chronically Misbehaving Kids Suffer Mental and Social Disease

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) By Julia Steiny Naturally, Faina Davis, a lawyer and head of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY), would have a happy-ish story about what happens when troubled kids connect with adults who practice Restorative Justice.  Far more often, kids misbehave, get punished, misbehave, get punished, in an endlessly More...

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By admin On Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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California Supreme Court Upholds Teacher Tenure Laws

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The California Supreme Court has voted 4-3 in a decision that allowed the teacher tenure law in the state to remain in effect. The high court decided it will not be reviewing More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Report: Cutting Louisiana Scholarship Program Loses Money

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) A new report from the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform examines the elimination of the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which was proposed as an answer to More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Michigan May Close Over 100 Low-Performing Schools

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) More than 100 low-performing schools across the state of Michigan are set to close their doors by the end of the 2016-17 school year, according to the state School Reform Office. School More...

By admin On Monday, August 22nd, 2016
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Court Dismisses Suit Against Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) A lawsuit bringing into question the constitutionality of the largest school voucher program in Florida has been dismissed by the First District Court of Appeal. According More...

By admin On Sunday, August 21st, 2016
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Cleveland Teachers Set to Strike on September 1

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) Public school teachers throughout Cleveland have announced plans to strike on September 1 unless a new contract can be arranged between the Cleveland Teachers Union and the district. Three More...

By admin On Saturday, August 20th, 2016
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Arizona Board of Ed President Asked to Resign by Gov Ducey

(Photo: Mike Barcia, Arizona School Boards Association) Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, who is about to make new board appointments, believed that pressuring Greg Miller to leave as president of the state Board of More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Report Details Higher Ed’s College Completion Crisis

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) A series of studies by Third Way, an education-focused think tank, have shown that many colleges and universities are leaving students with only a 50 percent chance of graduating More...

By admin On Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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College Campus Discipline That Works

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) By Julia Steiny Here’s a clear, real-life illustration of the use of Restorative Justice (RJ).  Skidmore professor David Karp tells the story of how the college handled More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Houston Faces Lawsuit Over Changing Confederate-Named Schools

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The Houston Independent School District board of trustees has approved spending almost $ 1.25 million of taxpayer money to rename eight schools to erase any trace of tie-ins More...