Saturday, November 1, 2014

Report: Time to End Harmful, Exclusionary School Discipline Policies

June 3, 2014 by twalker  
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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s beyond time to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, concludes an authoritative report released this week by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in collaboration with NEA and hundreds of other student advocacy groups, professional organizations, and practitioners. Millions of students are removed from their classrooms every year, and overwhelmingly [...]

Zero Tolerance is a Zero Sum Game for Education

March 13, 2014 by twalker  
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By Miguel Gonzalez and Cindy Long Zero tolerance and other exclusionary school discipline policies, which were supposed to make schools safer, have done more harm than good—pushing kids out of the classroom and into the criminal justice system at unprecedented rates, according to new research released today. The Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative (the Collaborative), a [...]

Is ‘Willful Defiance’ Still Grounds for Suspension?

August 14, 2013 by twalker  
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By Edward Graham As more educators, administrators and educational experts around the country join the growing chorus of those questioning the effectiveness of suspensions, one school district has already decided to suspend the practice for minor infractions altogether. Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the largest school district in California and the 2nd largest in [...]

School Discipline Reform Long Overdue, Experts Say

April 12, 2013 by twalker  
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By Edward Graham and Helen Yoshida As schools around the country have tightened their disciplinary policies to curtail the possibility of school violence, some experts caution that these measures are doing more harm than good. Daniel Losen, director of the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, has spent the past [...]

A National Call to Stop Using Out-of-School Suspensions

August 27, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker Students, educators, parents, and community leaders have launched a national call for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions and for schools to adopt more constructive disciplinary policies that benefit students, classrooms and communities. The Solutions Not Suspensions initiative, announced last Tuesday at an event led by the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and [...]

Scrutiny Intensifies Around Zero Tolerance, School to Prison Pipeline

July 23, 2012 by twalker  
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By Ava Wallace As suspensions and expulsions continue at an alarming rate across the nation, lawmakers are taking another look at decade-old zero tolerance discipline policies that are doing more harm than good. Civil rights advocates have long called out harsh disciplinary measures for the disproportionate effect they have on at-risk students and students of [...]

Study: Zero Tolerance Does Not Improve Learning

October 12, 2011 by twalker  
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By Teal Ruland Bringing dangerous weapons or drugs into school accounts for about 5 percent of suspensions, but the other 95 percent is incurred by general “disruptive behavior.” Are these relatively small misdeeds justification for such a widespread use of zero tolerance discipline policies? That’s what a new report entitled Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and [...]