Study finds African-American students make up just over 5 percent of California’s public school enrollment, but account for nearly 18 percent of suspensions, with black boys and young men accounting for most of those.
With the current ban on such suspensions for grades K-3 set to expire in July, a bill that would expand the ban to include all schools is making its way through the state Legislature.
Legislature has until July 1 to extend ban on suspending students for willful defiance of school authorities, a category that is used too often to punish students for minor infractions
California is part of a national effort to restrict pushing children out of preschool for disruptive behavior.
The Kern High School District in the Central Valley admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to settle because changes in school discipline reflect current policies.
Standard metrics often don't capture the work of schools serving at-risk students.
A California Teachers Association survey found that 40 percent of teachers had received little or no training in alternatives to suspensions.
Suspension rates are a new indicator of school success.
Entering middle school marks a turning point for students.
If the suspension rate were lowered by 1 percent in one graduating class in California, the state would avoid $180 million in economic losses, researchers at the University of California have found.
District officials say they have responded to concerns about discipline.
Too many California preschool students are suspended, says a group of educators and policymakers.
The state board hopes parents and the public will embrace a multi-colored dashboard.
A disproportionate number of African-American students are suspended or expelled.
School discipline and foster youth practices are targeted in state investigations.