Posted on · The district's grooming policy and discipline sparked national attention, as the students and many advocates called it an example of hair discrimination.
Posted on · The demand in Houston echoes calls around the country to defund police. Already, Minneapolis and Portland schools have decided to sever ties with their city police departments.
Posted on · Thousands of people in Houston have called for justice for George Floyd's death while in police custody. For some young people in Houston, that means restorative justice.
Posted on · Advocates argue that the students -- separated for things like dress code violations, lashing out at teachers or getting into fights -- shouldn't face additional consequences "for something that is so out of their control."
Posted on · Houston students sent to the alternative campus already face a high risk of dropping out. Advocates now worry that without bus service, their risk of dropping out is even higher.
Posted on · It also found that on average Texas districts seem to spent more than twice as much on police than on counselors.
Posted on · If the school board approves the change with a final vote in February, Houston will become the first district in Texas to ban suspensions for young children.
Posted on · This after reports its policies were among the strictest in Texas in addressing students who frequently miss class.
Posted on · Teacher and student reflect on a new way to approach school discipline.
Posted on · A Spring Branch high school pilots a new way to discipline students.
Posted on · Today federal authorities issued new guidelines for schools across the country on how to handle discipline in the classroom. The goal is to avoid any discrimination against minority students and those with disabilities.
Posted on · Increasingly, police are getting involved in school discipline, writing tickets that can land students in court. In Texas, that practice has led to a pushback from parents, and in one school district near Houston, attention from the federal government.
Posted on · When students break the rules in class, a common solution is to remove them from the classroom. But more leaders here in Houston say schools need a better solution, so students can stay in school and not end up in the criminal justice system.