A Setting is NOT an Intervention: It Isn’t Just About Where Students & Staff Are — It’s What They Do When They’re There

By Dr. Howie Knoff As I’ve worked with schools during these Pandemic months, it has been interesting to watch how they have handled social distancing, the organization of instructional pods, and the movement of students in and out of different

Disproportionate Discipline Referrals for Students of Color & Students With Disabilities

Rethinking Changes in Policy and Restorative Justice Programs and Practices By Howie Knoff, Ph.D. For decades, school discipline, classroom management, and student behavior has been a dominant national concern for educators—a concern similarly expressed by students and parents, community organizations

Q&A With Writer Alexandra Alessandri:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in
Literature & Language Arts Education

Alexandra Alessandri is the award-winning author of Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! (Albert Whitman & Company) and Isabel and Her Colores go to School (Sleeping Bear Press). The daughter of Colombian immigrants, she is also a former associate professor of English, a writer for

Interview with Melvin J. Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Ohio’s Reynoldsburg City Schools, on the Equity Work in His District

Melvin J. Brown, Ed.D., currently serves as Superintendent of Ohio’s Reynoldsburg City Schools. Previously, he served as Deputy Superintendent of the Cuyahoga Falls City School District. Dr. Brown is originally from Virginia, where he received his undergraduate degree in English from