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November 16, 2015

Houston School Board Rejects Proposal to Ban Suspensions for Youngest Students

As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.

September 22, 2015

Chicago's High Suspension Rates Driven By Schools With Concentrated Poverty

A new study by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research takes a deep dive into disparities in Chicago school district's suspension data.

March 20, 2015

Vulnerable Chicago Students Face Frequent Discipline, Report Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

November 11, 2014

Minneapolis Will Review Suspension of Every Minority Student

The new policy comes as the district approved an agreement with federal civil rights officials to drive down disproportionate rates of discipline between minority students and their white peers.

September 29, 2014

California Limits Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In doing so, the state is following in the footsteps of its large districts—Los Angeles and San Francisco—that have already moved away from using "disruption/willful defiance" as a reason for suspension. The practice has been criticized for its disparate impacts on minority students.

August 19, 2014

Counseling, Not Arrests, Is Priority in New Policing Policy for Los Angeles Schools

The police force for the nation's second largest school district aims to drive down its high rates of citations and arrests of students who fight at school, get caught with tobacco or alcohol, and other minor offenses.

September 28, 2012

Feds: 'Unprecedented' Deal in Oakland on Black Student Suspensions

The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights and the Oakland unified school district have reached an agreement in which Oakland will take a number of steps to address the issue.

August 22, 2012

Groups Ask Districts to Stop Using Out-of-School Suspensions

Citing a growing body of research and data that shows the disproportionate use of out-of-school suspension, in which black and Latino students and students with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and likely to be punished more harshly than other students, the groups say students who need to spend the most time in class are losing it at an alarming rate.

April 06, 2012

Fourteen of 20 Largest Districts Report No Bullying, Harassment

The districts reported no allegations of sexual harassment, no disciplinary actions as a result of bullying or harassment on the basis of sex, or no students who reported being bullied or harassed on the basis of sex, the American Association of University Women has found.

October 24, 2011

Measuring The Effectiveness of School Administration Managers

A study shows that delegating non-educational tasks to an administration manager allows principals to spend far more time on leadership activities.

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