Sacramento Suspension Rates Increase while Stockton Decreases

FSD_bw_007Even while restorative justice initiatives leave suspension rates trending down, and school districts are made more aware of the racial disparity in suspension rates, in Sacramento County, the number of suspensions rose by about 10% from the 2011-2012 school year. The majority of these suspensions were disproportionately with black students. Read more…

In Stockton, widespread disillusionment with punitive discipline and a growing interest in restorative justice measures have led to a decrease in student suspensions over the past year. Like Sacramento County, Stockton has historically seen disproportionate levels of suspensions with its black students. The awareness around that discrepancy has led to cultural-efficacy trainings for staff. Read more…

This is just a reminder at how important it is that we continue to create legislation that encourages restorative justice alternatives to harsh discipline, improve school climate, and keep students learning!

 

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