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How can we improve school discipline?

How can we improve school discipline?

The puzzle for improving school discipline continues to mystify school officials with no end in sight. School efforts seem to have mixed results leaving the community to wonder if administrators should receive monetary rewards for a problem that appears unsolvable. Schools will need to do a better job at eliminating the student and staff values […]

How should schools prepare for the midterm election aftermath?

How should schools prepare for the midterm election aftermath?

With the midterm elections around the corner, schools will need to prepare for the aftermath. There will be winners and losers. Many students with have a response to the results of the midterm election for which many schools will be unprepared. Schools will need to be better prepared because some high school students are speaking […]

What are the advantages of grading on a curve?

What are the advantages of grading on a curve?

  The simple method of grading on a curve can help many schools overcome the challenges associated with the perception of detrimental grading policies. Grading polices are designed to create a sense of equity that all students can achieve. However, grading policies that exclude grading on the curve present controversial challenges for school boards, parents, […]

What causes the school to prison pipeline?

What causes the school to prison pipeline?

The perception of the school to prison pipeline has plagued the image of schools and school officials for many decades. Many school officials have worked diligently to eliminate this negative perception with minimal success. Even with an increase of minority teaching staff, schools continue to struggle with eliminating the perceptions associated with the school to […]

How dress code affects students?

How dress code affects students?

Student dress code policy reform indicates that schools are more and more transforming into a culture that is controlled by students. Students have a historical record for pushing the envelope until school officials finally bend and adapt rules that favor the young people that they serve. As students advance the school dress code, school officials […]

Why unconscious bias training does not work?

Why unconscious bias training does not work?

Schools, businesses, and even the federal government have placed a high value on unconscious bias training to ensure that the impact does not devastate the organizations ability to meet their goals. The verdict is in. Unconscious bias training does not work, and organizations will never recoup their investment. Unconscious bias is a product of the […]

How racism derailed the school choice agenda?

How racism derailed the school choice agenda?

School choice is an initiative for which Education Secretary Betsy Devos had championed as a life long dream. Her intention was to provide parents educational alternatives that would enhance the education of students in need. Many schools of choice, which are also called charter schools, service students of color. The attack by the Education Secretary […]

What is wrong with character education?

What is wrong with character education?

Schools are wasting millions of dollars on character education in the absence of an important ingredient. According to the United States Department of Education, character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and […]

How to facilitate a racial equity meeting?

How to facilitate a racial equity meeting?

Top level school administrators are doing a disservice to themselves and their schools by the approach that they use to facilitate racial equity meetings. In the end, students continue to lose the benefit of the meetings due to the continued infighting between the assigned and invited participants. School leaders need to implement several leadership strategies […]

How to reduce student absenteeism?

How to reduce student absenteeism?

Chronic student absenteeism infects school districts resulting in a depletion of revenue which ultimately impacts staff employment quantities, academic resources, and the overall perception that students benefit from school involvement. It becomes a major embarrassment for schools when students no longer find that law mandated school attendance is useful and eventually is perceived as a […]

How standardized testing hurts minorities?

How standardized testing hurts minorities?

The newly elected New Jersey Governor has a new initiative to eliminate the importance of standardized testing which will have a devastating impact on the achievement gap for minorities. The achievement gap for minorities has had minimal progression over the past four decades. The new trend to water down standardized testing with have a negative impact […]

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