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May 20, 2013

The Dark Side of Low Out-of-School Suspension Rates?

As districts push to cut the out-of-school suspension rate, some teachers say their classrooms have become unmanageable, ruled by unruly students.

May 16, 2013

Los Angeles Schools Ban Suspensions for 'Willful Defiance'

In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."

May 09, 2013

Florida District Investigated Over Disparities in Student Discipline

Black students in the Brevard County, Fla., school district make up 15 percent of the student population, but accounted for 30 percent of suspensions.

May 07, 2013

Social, Emotional, Behavioral Lessons in District Race to Top Plans

The 16 Race to the Top district winners will pair with community partners to work on social, emotional, and behavioral lessons.

May 02, 2013

Fla. Student Is New Face in Fight Against Zero Tolerance

The expulsion of a 16-year-old Florida student over a science-experiment mishap is triggering a backlash against harsh discipline.

April 30, 2013

School Discipline Survey Finds Challenges in Making Changes

Many school districts are changing codes of conduct to limit the use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion, but resources needed to make those changes are often limited.

April 25, 2013

Buffalo, N.Y., Schools Ban Out-of-School Suspension for Minor Missteps

Instead of exclusively focusing on rules and consequences, the document dedicates pages to prevention and intervention strategies that are intended to change students' behavior.

April 23, 2013

Court Upholds Use of 'Timeout Room' at Oklahoma School

A school district's use of a "timeout room" did not violate the constitutional rights of a student with developmental disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.

April 22, 2013

As Restorative Justice Spreads, When Do You Suspend?

As Detroit moves to embrace restorative justice, figuring out when restorative justice doesn't work is still problematic.

April 17, 2013

School Boards Join Movement Against Out-of-School Suspensions

The National School Boards Association has labeled the use of out-of-school suspensions a "crisis" in a new report. The NSBA's new policy guide, developed jointly with the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, for school board members urges change, citing statistics that show 3.3 million student...

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