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 ...

Fixing School Discipline in 2014!

  Research Shows Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Work Study after study has shown that zero-tolerance discipline policies are harmful to all students and disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and ...

The New York Times Takes On Social Emotional Learning

Sunday’s New York Times featured an excellent article on social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL helps garner psychological intelligence and emotional skills that ultimately helps children regulate emotions. The ...

This Weekend! First Ever Conference on Disproportionality of School Suspensions

This weekend will showcase an entire conference dedicated to fixing school discipline. “We Can Do Better: Collaborating to Reform School Discipline and Accountability,” is sponsored by the Advancement Project and will bring educators, ...

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Another look into an absurd school discipline policy that totes a 6-year-old off to jail for having a tantrum during school. Elsewhere in this country, young students have been suspended and jailed for throwing a pencil at another ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Report: Out of School & Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools

Today, UCLA’s Civil Rights Project released a new report highlighting the overuse of suspensions and the serious implications that it has on students’ trajectories including graduation rates, achievement scores, life outcomes and ...

New Article: The secret to fixing school discipline problems? Change the behavior of adults.

There are waves in our schools as restorative justice replaces punitive justice. More than 23,000 schools are letting go of punitive approaches to discipline in favor of restorative models. Schools that adopt these models often see at ...

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