National report reveals growth of school-suspension crisis

UCLA researchers have released the first national study that identifies the nation’s top 100 high-suspension school districts — and shows California schools still have a big problem. Fifteen of the nation’s ...

LAUSD Signs Resolution in Support of School Discipline Reform

Great news! LAUSDĀ supports school discipline reform. View the final signed resolution in support of the school discipline bills here.

Are Our Children Being Pushed into Prison?

Check out this stunning infographic by Community Coalition: Click on the image to zoom in. Did you know that 40% of all children expelled from U.S. schools are black? Are you aware of the fact that 68% of all males in prison do not ...

8 School Discipline Bills Move Ahead With Broad Support

Eight bills to fix school discipline are moving ahead in the California Legislature, with the final votes coming just hours before the July 4 holiday. If given final approval by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, the bills ...

California’s Biggest School District Is On Board!

It’s one of the biggest endorsements for school discipline change yet! California’s biggest school district is on board to fix school discipline. On Thursday, June 28, the Los Angeles school board voted unanimously for a ...

We’re 1 Vote Away and the Clock Is Ticking

Parents, students and educators trekked to Sacramento from Los Angeles, Oakland, Vallejo, and all over California to tell legislators why bills to change school discipline rules are so critical. And in a marathon day and night of ...

Voices from Sacramento as Legislators Make Critical Votes

Parents, students and educators made the trek to Sacramento on July 27 from Los Angeles, Oakland, Vallejo, and all over California. They were there to tell legislators why bills to change school discipline rules are so critical. And in ...

Real-Life Discipline Drama Heads to Sacramento

The school discipline story is often told in hard numbers: the 400,000 California students suspended every year, the 20% of students suspended by some school districts. Now a new play puts a human face on the impact of harsh discipline ...

How an LA High School Is Leading the Charge for Positive Behavior

The walls at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights are painted with bright-red reminders of the future president and his famous charge up San Juan Hill. Now students and educators there are leading a new charge: for positive ...

Trying Out a Gentler Form of Discipline

A trial of their peers is one way students at Richmond High School take the issue of fixing school discipline into their hands. This and other new approaches to school discipline have cut the local district’s student suspensions ...

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