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August 15, 2014

An Open Letter to America's Public School System

Darnell Fine: When the demographics shift, and the minority becomes majority, students of color will make you no less beautiful.

July 15, 2014

D.C. Considers Halt on Pre-K Suspensions in Charter, Traditional Schools

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

July 14, 2014

District of Columbia to Consider Ban on Pre-K Suspensions

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

June 04, 2014

Two States Receive Grants to Reform Discipline Policies

Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.

April 22, 2014

Native American Students More Likely to Face Discipline in Washington State

A new report says Native American students in Washington state are more likely to face suspension or expulsion than white or Hispanic peers.

March 21, 2014

Report: Students With Disabilities Face Harsher School Discipline Than Peers

The most recent release of data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights shows broad disparities in restraint, seclusion and suspensions for students covered by IDEA.

March 21, 2014

Discipline Disparities Persist, Newest Federal Civil Rights Data Show

This year's data release is the first since 2000 reflecting information from all schools and districts, including all charter schools and juvenile justice facilities.

March 03, 2014

'Willful Defiance' Will No Longer Be Cause for Suspension in San Francisco

The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.

February 19, 2014

Parallels Between 'Loud Music' Case and Discriminatory Discipline, Panelist Says

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 13, 2014

Is Massachusetts School Discipline Law an Unfunded Mandate?

Districts in Massachusetts must implement programs that would help suspended or expelled students continue to learn.

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