Category: school suspensions

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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Sep 25

Olympia’s New Discipline Plans Say Schools Must Be Fairer and Work with Parents

The Seattle Times By Claudia Rowe For the first time, education leaders in Olympia are officially stating that school discipline must be “culturally responsive” and families and communities must be part of efforts to address student misbehavior. In a series of proposed new policies to make school discipline fairer, the state’s education department has spelled out several …

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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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Jul 17

Student Suspensions Will Now Be Used in New York State’s Revised Plan to Evaluate Schools

Chalkbeat By Monica Disare New York state’s plan to evaluate schools under the new federal education law is evolving. On Monday, education officials released revisions to their draft plan required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, adding out-of-school suspensions to the list of ways schools are rated. They also proposed changes to the way the …

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Jun 16

Second Chance: Legislation Promotes Alternatives to School Suspensions

WRIC By Evanne Armour RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Before he became Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), he wasn’t exactly a star student. “I was sort of what you would call in public schools a habitual offender,” he said. “I was that student that was getting suspended.” Bagby said it was his mentor who helped him turn …

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Jun 15

Zero Suspensions And An Unexplained Leap In Excessive Absences In Miami-Dade Schools

WLRN By Rowan Moore Gerety In the middle of the school year, Hayden Dallip was at home in Miami Gardens when he got a call from his seventh-grade daughter. “She was crying—she said, ‘Daddy, hurry up and come to the school.’ ” The phone call home came after a fight with another student. “I said, …

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