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EdSource stories tagged with: Willful Defiance
December 13, 2019
The Los Angeles district may provide lessons for California as it eliminates K-8 defiance suspensions across the state.
October 29, 2019
Counseling and tutoring should be embedded in school discipline programs, experts said.
September 9, 2019
Gov. Newsom signed legislation that will ban out-of-school suspensions for disruptive behavior and willful defiance after next July.
September 9, 2019
Suspensions for willful defiance have declined sharply in recent years, but Sen. Nancy Skinner says more state action is needed.
August 24, 2019
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
August 13, 2019
Students who are suspended from school are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be arrested and incarcerated.
February 27, 2019
A new bill proposed by state Sen. Nancy Skinner would ban out-of-school suspensions in all grades for student behavior deemed “defiant and disruptive” by school authorities. Advocates hopeful Gov. Newsom will be more receptive than Jerry Brown, who vetoed two previous bills.
December 11, 2018
About half as many students were sent home for disciplinary reasons during the 2017-18 school year as had been at the beginning of the decade.
September 4, 2018
The bill passed Friday would expand the current ban, which covers grades K-3, to grades K-8. However, Gov. Jerry Brown, who several years ago vetoed a similar bill, has yet to signal support.
June 21, 2018
Efforts to expand California's ban on suspending students for “willful defiance," now limited to K-3 grades, also still in play.
June 4, 2018
Tucked inside Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revision of the state budget is a proposal to extend California's ban on suspensions for “willful defiance” in early elementary grades.
May 13, 2018
Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities, while some say it's being oversold as a quick fix.
February 15, 2018
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.
July 2, 2017
Legislators must decide this month before they take August off.
January 13, 2016
The biggest decline in suspensions was in the "willful defiance" category.