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5 Myths about zero-tolerance disciplinary policies

Zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have been popular for years in school districts around the country, often implemented on a set of assumptions that research shows are not true. Here are five myths about zero-tolerance, and the reality.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 11, 2011; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Discipline  | Tags:  a, acne medicine case, discipline and zero tolerance, discipline in schools, discipline policies, fairfax county public schools, fairfax schools, girl suspended acne medicine, girl suspended over acne medicine, school discipline policies, zero tolerance  
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Jack Dale's response to Stuban family letter

Fairfax Superintendent Jack Dale replied Monday to a letter sent by the family of Nick Stuban, 15, a high school sophomore who killed himself on Jan. 20 in the aftermath of a disciplinary procedure. The full text of Dale's letter...

By Washington Post editors  | February 22, 2011; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Discipline  
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Why school zero tolerance policies make no sense

The discipline policy in Fairfax County public schools failed a 15-year-old football player who killed himself after undergoing a disciplinary process. It needs to be changed.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 20, 2011; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Discipline, Fairfax County Public Schools  | Tags:  fairfax county schools, fairfax schools, fairfax suicide, football player suicide, nick stuban, teen suicide, zero tolerance, zero tolerance policy  
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When whacking kids at school is legal

Everyone is rightly horrified about the case of a first-grade teacher at a Silver Spring elementary school who was just charged with with several counts of assault after being accused of choking and/or punching eight young students. Adults assaulting students at school? That has to be wrong. Right? Wrong.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 9, 2011; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Discipline  | Tags:  corporal punishment, corporal punishment in schools, discipline in schools, states that allow corporal punishment, teacher arrested, teacher charged with hitting students, teachers hitting students  
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Texas student fined $637 for cursing in class

A student was slapped with $637 in fines for cursing in class. Is it a good or bad idea for schools to fine kids for this?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 1, 2011; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Discipline  | Tags:  cursing, cursing in class, cussing, discipline, school discipline, student fined for cursing, swearing  
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Tunisia bans spanking (even by parents)

Talk about government involvement in the home: Tunisia lawmakers have voted to ban spanking of children by anybody, parents included.

By Valerie Strauss  | July 23, 2010; 2:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Discipline, Parents  | Tags:  ban on spanking, corporal punishment, should kids be spanked?, tunisia bans spanking  
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