Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry explains how young prisoners suffer emotionally and physically when placed in isolation.
At New York’s Rikers Island jail, hundreds of minors spend long stretches locked in solitary confinement, despite evidence that it can lead to mental illness and suicide.
Thousands of incarcerated teenagers across the U.S. are held in solitary confinement every day, often without being convicted of a crime.
Daniel Hurst, who until the end of this school year was the principal of Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., discusses his district’s approach to community schooling. The Oakland Unified School District has started a campaign for full-service community schools, equipped with staff trained to support students’ social, emotional and health needs, as well as […]
Video: Sharon Pieczenik Decade of Debt: Capital Appreciation Bonds Uncover how much high-interest debt school districts, community colleges and government agencies have issued. Each circle represents a public entity. The larger the circle, the greater the debt. The redder the circle, the higher the interest that entity will pay. The Napa Valley Unified […]