June 11, 2018
Breaking the chain of misbehavior and punishment by recognizing students for what they do right.
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 15, 2018
While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
May 14, 2018
Augustus F. Hawkins High, which is situated at the crossroads of multiple gang territories, almost died at its birth. A commitment to restorative justice helped save it.
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.
May 3, 2018
Report finds those students lose substantially more instruction time due to discipline than their white counterparts.
April 3, 2018
Researchers will spend five years studying California schools in order to get a better picture of how they can become places where people feel safer and more connected.
March 21, 2018
The report finds no other state does a better job than California at holding districts accountable for reducing overall school suspensions. But districts still don't adequately prioritize cuts in suspension rates for students of color and other marginalized groups.
March 20, 2018
Civil rights advocates worry that if the Trump administration decides to rescind federal school discipline guidance established in 2014, the action could hamper reform efforts at the local level. Meanwhile, state officials say it would have no real effect on statewide policy.
March 15, 2018
Like the boys’ initiative, the goal is to boost cultural pride and academic performance, lower suspension and dropout rates and create greater understanding of the students’ singular experiences and needs.
March 13, 2018
President Trump suggests that federal guidelines put forward by the Obama administration encouraging alternatives to suspension and expulsion somehow contributed to the Parkland school massacre.
March 6, 2018
While many districts favor a hands-off approach focused on safety as they prepare for the nationwide protest on March 14 — in which students throughout the country will walk out of class to advocate for gun control — some see it as a teachable moment.
February 28, 2018
School districts are trying a variety of strategies aimed at creating safe and welcoming school environments, but there is controversy over the role and frequency of student surveys, and how to use them.
February 20, 2018
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.