Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Reform

The Huffington Post – Christina Wilkie “Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Monday signed into law a sweeping reform of the state’s school discipline policies, putting Illinois at the forefront of the nationwide push to make school discipline less exclusionary...

Tips On Changing Middle School Behaviors, Einstein-Style

The Huffington Post – Jennifer Wolfe “I started teaching years ago, full of energy and sure I could make change happen. Twenty-five years later, I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but ultimately I’ve had more success than failure. I guess...

To Prevent Bullying, Focus On Early Childhood

The Huffington Post – Deborah Temkin “How do we prevent bullying? Despite decades of study and numerous programs claiming to be the solution to bullying, few programs have actually been shown to be effective…To actually prevent bullying before it...

Helping students use smartphones responsibly

E-School News – Sasha Lekach “For many tweens heading into middle school, the transition from elementary school won’t be marked only by new teachers, class schedules and locker assignments but also by a gleaming new phone. Deciding whether a middle...

States Haven’t Embraced Later School Start Times For Teens

NPR – Richard Harris “”Obtaining adequate sleep is important for achieving optimal health,” epidemiologist Anne Wheaton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and her colleagues write in the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...