The biggest decline in suspensions was in the "willful defiance" category.
Lower rates of suspension were correlated with higher academic achievement for every racial group in the state, the study found.
African-American preschoolers are expelled and suspended more often, report finds.
A new guide outlines steps districts can take to improve practices.
USC Social Work and Public Policy graduate student Lisa Higuera connects stories from her childhood to today's push for school discipline reform.
The one-time funding supports multi-tiered approaches to discipline.
The one-day training is seen as the first step in dealing with chronic trauma.
The changes are part of a legal settlement in a class-action lawsuit.
The first-of-its-kind lawsuit uses special education laws to demand trauma services.
The least-trained staff often are involved in restraining students.
California Department of Education no longer required to collect data on reported incidents.
Standard School District Superintendent Paul Meyers writes how adopting a restorative justice approach reduced suspensions in a problematic middle school by more than 50%.
Black students and disabled students have the highest suspension rates.
Few districts have addressed suspension and expulsion rates, report finds.