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.
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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
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
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
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
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
A study shows that delegating non-educational tasks to an administration manager allows principals to spend far more time on leadership activities.
August 09, 2011
A Missouri middle school has been transformed in part, the principal says, because the school changed the way the students feel about themselves and how they treat each other.
October 12, 2009
The suspension of a 6-year-old raises questions about a Delaware school district's zero-tolerance weapons policy.
August 28, 2009
Tenn. Teacher retires after slapping incident