How I Got My Son Back Into School With an Unconventional Solution

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Extreme challenges kept one mother’s son home from school, endangering his graduation, until she hit upon a last-ditch answer.

Community in Turmoil: Teacher Arrested for Raping High School Football Star

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Recently, the highly-regarded town of Madison, Connecticut, experienced the unthinkable.

Black Girls Face Stricter School Disciplinary Actions Than Whites

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A separate study found that darker skinned black girls were punished three times as often as fairer skinned girls.

A Dad Sounds Off on the “Thank You” Seekers

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Where are the days where good deeds were their own reward? This dad wants them back and the attention seeking to end.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

My Fear of Forgetting

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What was it like for Sachin Rudraraju to go through his young life, never sure what he would be able to remember?

How Censorship in Education is Failing to Prepare Students for Reality

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Censorship in schools is doing a lot more harm than good. Stephanie Sharlow on why this needs to change.

Teaching Not Just Sex, But Good Sex

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Sex education doesn’t teach us how to have good sex and relationships, rather how to roll the condom onto a banana and how to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection.

The Gift of a Smile

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People don’t have to be nice. If we can be grateful when they are, we can start being nicer.

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

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I’m giving my child to you. Please return him in the same or better condition in which you receive him.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

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Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

Holding on to Holden’s Dream

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At the end of another school year, let us acknowledge the nobility of educators. Teachers are our catchers in the rye.

How Being Bullied Was One of My Greatest Gifts

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Bettina Goodwin reflects on her experiences of being bullied and how a new perspective transformed her life completely.

How Being Bullied Helped Me To Trust My Parents

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A thank you note to my bullies.

The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day

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Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning