We Need Change: A school should be like a sanctuary or a safe haven. BY Umar Bavani Ashleigh Washington For communities and advocates, fixing school discipline often focuses on the immediate harm students face from harsh, punitive, ...

California reports suspensions down by 50,000 students

California released data today showing school suspensions and expulsions continue to fall as a result of new state laws and a wave of actions by communities and educators to keep students in school. School suspensions are down 25% over ...

Study: Suspending students lowers achievement of non-suspended students

Some people say that if you remove classroom distractions by suspending misbehaving students, other students benefit. A just-published research study says the opposite is true. The study found that high rates of school suspensions ...

AB 420 ends suspensions of young students & school districts show support

As California students go back to school this month, there’s good news for everyone who wants to make sure they stay there. Starting January 1, California became the first state in the nation to eliminate in and out-of-school ...

Extra, Extra…School Climate LCAP is HERE!

We’ve made it easy for you! We filled in the spaces in the state-required Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) with the best practices that we have seen from educators and communities around the State. Click here to download our ...

New National Program Will Help School Administrators Reduce Suspensions and Expulsions

Administrators at some of the nation’s largest school districts are getting extra help to keep students in school. The national organization Children’s Defense Fund has joined with school leaders to support discipline ...

San Francisco Schools Pass Agreement to Reduce Arrests on Campus and Racial Gap in Policing Data

There’s positive news from San Francisco about the role of police on campus. Community groups have come together to promote a new agreement between San Francisco police and schools that will reduce arrests on campus and the ...

U.S. Education and Justice Leaders Say that School Discipline Discrimination Puts Students’ Civil Rights at Risk

U.S. education and justice leaders have joined forces to say that school discipline discrimination puts students civil rights and learning at risk. Suspension and expulsion should be the last school discipline choice for America’s ...

Parents and Students Applaud San Francisco School Plan to Eliminate Suspension Gap for Students of Color

As data shows 77% of suspended SF students are African American or Latino, the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution would end suspensions for “willful defiance” and provide a system and plan to support schools in applying ...

Free Webinar! Mobilize: Launching and Sustaining Successful School Campaigns

Are you interested in fixing school discipline at a school or district in your community?  Do you want to know more about how successful campaigns to improve schools? Join Rob McGowan, Associate Director of Organizing at Community ...

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