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The School Discipline Conversation Starts With Girls and Police

Commentary —Getty Policy solutions are needed to improve school discipline By Rebecca Epstein & Monique W. Morris School-based police officers, known as school resource officers (SROs), have become a common and growing presence in schools across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 30,000 SROs were working ...

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Why This Juvenile-Court Judge Worries About School Resource Officers

Commentary Overreacting to student misbehavior can do more harm than good By Steven C. Teske Zero tolerance reflects zero intelligence when it comes to student discipline. Despite more than a decade of research showing that zero-tolerance policies are not effective for handling misbehavior, too many educators still embrace stringent suspensions ...

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5 Things to Consider Before Posting Cops in Schools

Commentary School resource officers can be an asset, but only with the right training By John Rosiak Cops in schools: It’s a contentious issue in contemporary American society. School administrators and law-enforcement partners are concerned about it. But other partners—including teachers, counselors, other school staff members, and parents—are also thinking ...

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How To Transform Your Teenagers’ Career Prospects

‘INSPiRED Teenager’ – from the UK’s Top Careers Advisor – Offers an Online Toolkit For Savvy Parents To Max Their Teenagers’ Prospects A new online resource will enable parents to transform their own teenagers’ academic and vocational career prospects. The ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ programme is an eight-part video-based career coaching toolkit ...

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