Category: expulsions

Mar 19

Greene, Lenoir Counties Working with Courts to Keep Kids out of Jail

The Daily Reflector By Daily Reflector Staff Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities were joined by law enforcement officers and school leaders on Friday to launch the School-Justice Partnership …

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Jan 11

Is School-Discipline Reform Moving Too Fast?

The Atlantic By Wayne D’Orio One of the more radical transformations in public education today begins with a simple greeting each morning among second-graders. “Good morning, Mahlet,” says one student to another at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac, Washington. “Good morning, Liliana,” the second student responds. The exercise continues briskly until all 23 students …

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Oct 23

Baltimore School Suspensions Fell Last Year

The Baltimore Sun By Talia Richman Suspensions in Baltimore city schools dipped last year as the district continued to reform its disciplinary practices to reduce the rate of students getting kicked out of school. There were about 6,800 suspensions and expulsions last school year, down from nearly 8,500 the year before. The nearly 20-percent drop comes as …

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Jul 17

Some D.C. High Schools Are Reporting Only a Fraction of Suspensions

The Washington Post By Alejandra Matos and Emma Brown D.C. Public Schools has reported a dramatic decline in suspensions at a time when school systems around the country have been under pressure to take a less punitive approach to discipline. But a Washington Post analysis shows that at least seven of the city’s 18 high schools have kicked …

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