Without Strong Communities, Schools Will Fail

Published by EducationNews.org — Chaotic families can wreck their kids’ lives despite a school’s best efforts.  So what can rescue the family? In the world of school reform, there are two ways of thinking about kids’ families and backgrounds.  A 2013 movie called In The Hive shows why we need a third. Approach #1: Focus allContinue reading “Without Strong Communities, Schools Will Fail”

Kicking the Nasty Habit of Zero Tolerance

Published by EducationNews.org — There’s no magic place where bad kids can go and get better at learning how to live well in their community. Just the phrase “zero tolerance” sounds un-American.  At least I would hope so. Originally, “zero tolerance” was the sound bite that get-tough politicians in the 1990s swore would be theirContinue reading “Kicking the Nasty Habit of Zero Tolerance”