How relevant is parent engagement in school events to the “quiet revolution” in school discipline?

“In the past five years, 27 states have revised their laws with the intention of reducing suspensions and expulsions. And, more than 50 of America’s largest school districts have also reformed their discipline policies – changes which collectively affect more than 6.35 million students.” NPR (2017) called it a “quiet revolution in school discipline.” Some

How relevant is demographic change to disciplinary issues in public schools?

“Classrooms today look much different than they did even just a couple decades ago. The number of students of color enrolled in public schools … has increased, and they’re expected to be the majority of high school graduates by 2025.” This type of report is heard constantly nowadays. Racial diversity of student population certainly challenges

Expel, suspend, or prevent: What do data say about “violence things” in school?

“My perfect school would have everything except violence things.” This eloquent and succinct remark was made by an elementary school student (quoted by a study in 1998). School discipline is not a new topic, but school violence seems to be escalating in the 21st century. In 1940, the top school disciplinary problems ranked by teachers

CPE’s New Study: An Ongoing Dialog between Educators in Finland and U.S.

Finnish education has been a hot topic since 2003 when Finland ranked first in both science and reading, and second in mathematics in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report, released this week by the Center for Public Education (CPE) “adds to our insights into the Finnish education system”, remarked CPE Director Patte