STRIVE! New Program Aids in Conflict Resolution For Students

Central Valley students and educators have launched a new discipline program that is changing their schools for the better. STRIVE, a program through Merced County Office of Education, harnesses the power of conflict resolution to work ...

Bill Would Limit Category Used in 40% of California Suspensions

Assemblyman Roger Dickinson has introduced a bill that would limit the use of the broadest category of student suspensions: “willful defiance.” California data shows that more than 40% of out-of-school suspensions are for ...

California Judge: ‘Suspensions and Expulsions Are Not Necessary’

Retired California Superior Court Judge Leonard Edwards has seen the results of high suspensions and expulsions, and he knows there’s a better way. In an oped in the San Jose Mercury News he writes that “suspensions and ...

Get Started With New School Discipline Laws

This year the state of California adopted 5 school-discipline-related laws. These new laws will make a difference in your schools and classrooms — but it’s going to be up to us to help implement them. Here are some ...

School District Puts New School Discipline Law to the Test — Early

A brand new law to help reduce suspensions and expulsions of foster youth goes into effect in January. But Elk Grove Unified, located in Sacramento County, has applied the principles of AB 1909 early and is already seeing positive ...

Seven Bills Head to Governor Jerry Brown’s Desk

As students, parents, and educators get ready for this academic year, seven school discipline reform bills sit at Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Laura Faer, an attorney with Public Counsel Law Center, points out the disturbing fact ...

Los Angeles Students, Parents, and Teachers Call for National Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions

Today in Los Angeles, students, parents, and teachers from across the country launched a national “Solutions Not Suspensions” campaign calling for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions and for schools to adopt more constructive ...

LAUSD Signs Resolution in Support of School Discipline Reform

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

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 ...

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