LAUSD board could ban suspensions for ‘willful defiance’

LAUSD considers banning the use of suspensions for ‘willful defiance,’ a move that would be a first for California. LAUSD has been a leader in reforming school discipline through looking at suspension data, and by using ...

Sacramento Suspension Rates Increase while Stockton Decreases

Even 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% ...

Congratulations on passing AB549 and SB744!

California is moving ahead again…to keep more students in school and learning. SB 744 and AB 549 passed out of the Senate and Assembly Education Committees yesterday afternoon! The hearings were packed with students, community leaders, ...

The Round-Up!

Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on California, school districts all across the country are making moves from punitive to restorative justice practices in their schools. We’re hoping to bring you more ...

Act NOW to Support Two Critical Bills to Fix School Discipline!

Please send in your letters of support today! The hearings on TWO critical bills to Fix School Discipline are next week! Letters are due tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, by 5 pm for SB 744, which will protect the due process rights of ...

New Bill Restricting Use of “Willful Defiance” Moves Forward

This week, the Assembly Education Committee voted unanimously to move ahead with AB 420, which restricts the use of “willful defiance” in schools. Even though current law sites 23 other reasons for suspension and ...

Free Webinar April 26th: Using Data to Make Positive Discipline Changes!

California educators, community organizations and students are rolling up their sleeves to make common-sense school discipline changes. Many are already reporting amazing results: more students in class and learning, fewer behavioral ...

Breaking News: AB 420 Passed Today!!

Congratulations! AB 420 passed out of the Assembly Education Committee today with a unanimous vote and bipartisan support. The hearing was packed with students, community leaders, parents and educators standing in support as teacher ...

Media Roundup: UCLA’s ‘Out of School & Off Track’ Gains Media Interest in Restorative Justice Practices

UCLA’s Monday release of their report Out of School & Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools gained a lot of of media attention throughout the digital, print and televised world. This ...

Reduce School Suspensions, Take Action Now!

A brand-new national report out today from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project reveals that the use of harsh school discipline has increased across the country. African American and Latino students, students with disabilities, and ...

© 2020