Tag Archives: school suspension

How Can We #Rethink Discipline?

On July 22, 2015 educators gathered at the White House to Rethink School Discipline.

“The conference sought to advance the national conversation about reducing the overuse of unnecessary out of school suspensions and expulsions and replacing these practices with positive alternatives that keep students in school and engaged in learning, but also ensure accountability.”

As I participated in the Twitter conversation #rethinkdiscipline, I began to think about ways we could avoid reaching the point where we have to suspend students.…

Managing Threats Part 3: Preventing Violence and Creating Safe Schools

Part 3: School Staff- What to Do to Respond to Threats

School staff work hard to make sure that students feel safe at school. But unfortunately, while deaths occurring in schools are rare, school violence is on the increase.
PBSEverythingElem9Threats are a good indication that future violence may occur.…

New School Climate and Discipline Guidelines Released by the Federal Government

Many schools try to be fair when disciplining students, but it’s challenging. Recent studies confirm that African-American students and students who have disabilities are far more likely to be suspended, arrested or kicked out of school than their fellow students. This can result in a school-to-prison outcome for some students.…

Meaningful Conversations about Disciplinary Equity

I recently attended the “Closing the School Discipline Gap” conference organized by the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies and the Research to Practice Collaborative on Race and Gender Disparities in Discipline. The school discipline gap, i.e., inequitable discipline outcomes for students from different racial/ethnic backgrounds and abilities, affects students across the country.…