Report: Recommendations for Restorative Justice in Schools

The High HOPES (Healing Over the Punishment of Expulsions and Suspensions) Campaign, a Chicago-based campaign which aims to reduce suspensions and expulsions by 40%, issued a new report about restorative justice to talk about the ...

Racial Imbalance to Be Reviewed for Sacramento-area Schools

The Sacramento Bee published startling figures from the report released last week from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA. Findings unveil that most of Sacramento’s region’s 15 largest districts “suspended black and Latino ...

Bills to Fix School Discipline Move Ahead in Legislature

California legislators have taken a major step toward fixing harsh school discipline rules. On April 11, Education committees in the state Assembly and Senate passed seven separate bills that address some of the most serious problems. ...

UCLA Report Says Out-of-School Suspensions Reveal ‘Hidden Crisis’ in California

Researchers at UCLA have released a shocking report showing 400,000 California students were suspended from school in 2009 — enough to fill all the professional baseball and football stadiums in the state. The new study from the ...

Poll: More than 80% Support Fixing School Discipline

A newly released poll of Californians shows more than 80% support changes to harsh school discipline rules that led to the suspension or expulsion of more than 400,000 students in 2009-2010 and more than 750,000 suspensions in the same ...

Assemblymember Dickinson: It’s too easy to send students home

A March 30 editorial in the Bakersfield Californian noted that the Legislature “has already prescribed enough discipline in the Education Code.” Assemblymember Roger Dickinson writes “that’s a reason to embrace, ...

California Legislators Seek to Better Define ‘Defiance’

“Willful defiance” accounts for 40% student suspensions, but who defines “defiance”? Research has found that under this highly subjective category, students are sent out of school for anything from failing to ...

SF Principal: Fixing Discipline Rules Is ‘Not a Far-Out Idea’

The principal of Rosa Parks Elementary in San Francisco says moving away from harsh discipline is “not a far-out idea.” “I’m not hippie-dippie,” Principal Paul Jacobson told the San Francisco Chronicle. ...

What is FixSchoolDiscipline.org?

Welcome to FixSchoolDiscipline.org! We’re a website that’s exposing the alarming overuse of harsh discipline in California schools. Did you know California schools issued 2 million suspensions in the last three years alone? ...

California’s Top Judge: ‘Let’s Get to Work’ on School Discipline

California’s top judge has learned some “alarming statistics” about school discipline. As Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told California legislators on March 19, “in the last three years, California ...

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