Rethinking School Discipline: Focusing on Student Needs

Rethinking School Discipline: Focusing on Student Needs

On Monday, July 9, 2018, a group of Memphis parents, educators, and education advocates gathered with Stand for Children to discuss the need to rethink school discipline policies to focus on student needs. The driving question posed was, “What skills do students in Memphis need to access the lives they deserve?” The goal was to focus on identifying not only the skills students need to have, but the skills we, as adults, need to internalize that will allow us to be proactive about student discipline. The idea is to achieve this by focusing on assets rather than on punitive measures and behaviors.

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Nonprofit Highlight: The College Initiative

Nonprofit Highlight: The College Initiative

Memphis is home to a lot of nonprofits and organizations committed to giving back to the community, serving families in a variety of ways, and helping to advance the city forward by assisting the underserved.  One of the newest organizations in our city has committed to serving the high school student population in helping them prepare successfully for college and life beyond high school.

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