Mina Dixon said: According to the latest data from schools nationwide, when teachers and administrators adopt a supportive, solution-oriented approach to school discipline, kids stop acting out in class.
Julie Drizin said: Florida public schools are pushing healthier choices in the cafeteria, but students claim fruit and vegetables are going to waste.
Mina Dixon said: Education leaders say the fallout from the Atlanta schools cheating scandal could potentially undermine efforts in other school districts to improve the academic achievement of poor and minority students.
Mina Dixon said: For Alejandra, the fight for marriage equality and gay rights is about fighting for an end to discrimination in all forms.
Mina Dixon said: Marlo has never lived in one place for very long. He knows that stable home environment is key to personal and academic success.
Mina Dixon said: Advocates say the national belt-tightening caused by the federal sequester will squeeze services for the poor just as people are slowly climbing out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Mina Dixon said: Sex offender halfway houses aim to re-integrate convicted sex offenders back into society. Unity House in south Seattle believes that a successful halfway house engages the community and makes neighbors feel comfortable and safe.
Mina Dixon said: The recession has turned formerly financially stable families into the new homeless, leaving many in motels where they pay for their rooms by the week.
Mina Dixon said: The Oakland Unified School District in California is embracing new strategies as it attempts a seismic shift in the culture of discipline--from punitive to preventive. One tough school has cut suspensions in half in just a year by using a restorative justice program.
Mina Dixon said: Whatever the grisly statistics, the number of people damaged by rape is much higher. Christa Parravani knows that math intimately.