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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.

February 07, 2014

Chicago Schools Attribute Drop in Suspensions to New Discipline Policies

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.

January 29, 2014

California Schools See Drop in Suspensions, Expulsions

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

January 29, 2014

Maryland Adopts New Discipline Rule to Address Racial Disparities, Suspensions

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

January 08, 2014

New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions

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.

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