How an LA High School Is Leading the Charge for Positive Behavior

The walls at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights are painted with bright-red reminders of the future president and his famous charge up San Juan Hill. Now students and educators there are leading a new charge: for positive ...

Trying Out a Gentler Form of Discipline

A trial of their peers is one way students at Richmond High School take the issue of fixing school discipline into their hands. This and other new approaches to school discipline have cut the local district’s student suspensions ...

Article: Principal Says “There is a Better Way”

Kerry Callahan, principal of Pioneer High School in Woodland, California, has met students who need counseling, instead of a suspension, which would make them fall behind in class. Ms. Callahan believes that the practice of suspending ...

SF Principal: Fixing Discipline Rules Is ‘Not a Far-Out Idea’

The principal of Rosa Parks Elementary in San Francisco says moving away from harsh discipline is “not a far-out idea.” “I’m not hippie-dippie,” Principal Paul Jacobson told the San Francisco Chronicle. ...

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