IU expert: Harsh discipline doesn’t work, disproportionately affects students of color

Research shows that “zero-tolerance” school discipline policies don’t make schools safer and are likely to have negative effects on the students they’re supposed to help, Indiana University education professor Russell Skiba told a national radio audience Friday. The get-tough approach to discipline was widely adopted in the 1990s because officials thought suspension and expulsion would […]

IU scholar Sawyer honored in Liberia on 70th birthday

Longtime Indiana University faculty member Amos Sawyer turned 70 this month, and the occasion was a big deal in Liberia, his home country. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, praised Sawyer at an international symposium held to celebrate his birthday. Sawyer, an affiliate faculty member and former co-director of IU’s Ostrom Workshop in Political […]