The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.
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February 28, 2014
The 8,700-student district agreed to review and improve its discipline policies following an investigation that revealed higher discipline rates for black students.
February 19, 2014
A Maryland lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow districts to ignore a new state rule, which requires districts to adopt new discipline policies by 2014-15.
February 19, 2014
A perception of greater threat leads some educators to punish black students more harshly than their white peers, leader of civil rights group says.
February 07, 2014
There have been 14,587 out-of-school suspensions in the district between the beginning of the school year and January, a 36 percent drop from the same time period in 2010-11.
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January 07, 2014
The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.
January 03, 2014
A California judge has ruled that the state must accept all the signatures from a petition that seeks a referendum reversing the law.
January 02, 2014
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