Category Archive: school suspensions

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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