California districts are looking closely at their zero-tolerance discipline policies. Changes include raising awareness of the impact of trauma on students and implementing restorative justice principles, which require misbehaving students to make amends to those they have harmed. Disproportionate numbers of African-American and, to a lesser extent, Latino youth are suspended or disciplined.
Some education officials believe standard metrics don't capture the work of schools serving at-risk students.
GreatSchools debuts a multiple-measure view of California's schools.
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.
The researchers say their findings support efforts to diversify the teaching workforce.
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 study focused on teachers' reactions and expectations regarding behavior.
Oakland Unified is facing compliance deadlines to prove it is monitoring students at private special education schools.
The investigation concluded that the district violated federal education and disability law.
Unwanted sexual comments and jokes are against the law at schools, but enforcement has been minimal.
A disproportionate number of African-American students are suspended or expelled.
The lawsuit is seeking detailed information about student arrests.