A video of white cheerleaders from a Utah high school apparently shouting a racial slur has gone viral.
School dress codes are about more than just spaghetti straps — they may also reinforce disparities rooted in race, class, and gender.
California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. I believe this new law puts us in the right direction toward how schools should operate.
Discipline, dedication, and even maturity — these are only some of the valuable lessons that Berkeley High junior Luis Buendía has learned by taking up boxing.
There is general impression that kids these days are rewarded for everything, trophies are just handed to them. They receive praise without substance. Except this is not necessarily bad, according to author Alfie Kohn, who wrote a recent article in the New York Times.
Over the course of 14 months, Dr. Monique Morris took a close look at the educational experiences of confined black girls in the California Bay Area juvenile system. Youth Radio’s Darelle Brown interviewed Dr. Morris about her findings.
Take a second to imagine a different type of school environment. One where teachers and students come together to create a positive solution where both sides can benefit. Well, students in Long Beach are one step closer to that reality.
I remember the first student I ever suspended. He was 13 years old. It started off as a minimal disruption. He was stealing pencils from other students at his table. That turned into breaking pencils. Then, stealing homework.
I’ve been out of the classroom for three years now, and for the past year, I’ve been following teachers, students and school districts, trying to understand the latest research on school suspension and its effects down the line.