The national Dignity in Schools Campaign has released new guidelines on school pushout and charter schools.
Today, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) launches the National Clearinghouse on Supportive School Discipline (NCSSD) website to support educational practitioners in their efforts to transform the conditions contributing to tragic school shootings as well as harsh, exclusionary and disproportionate disciplinary practices.
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All public and private educational settings should provide nurturing environments that support student learning and development. Unfortunately, some students with emotional and behavioral challenges and disorders experience seclusion or restraint instead.
Each year, more than 3 million students are suspended from school for disciplinary reasons, the majority of whom are African American and/or students with a disability. Many students are suspended multiple times in the school year, and many of those suspensions are a result of the discretion of school staff.
School suspension and expulsion rates are down in Washington, DC public charter schools nine months after DC Public Schools, DC Public Charter School Board, the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education jointly released first ever equity reports.