Posts Tagged as "Suspensions"

San Francisco Unified Brings End to Willful Defiance Suspensions

Mar. 4, 2014 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Vanessa Tagliabue

Image: Students rally in front of the SFUSD offices in support of the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution...

Suspension Rates Extremely High for Black Students in S.F.

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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Center for Public Integrity, News Report, Susan Ferris

One of America’s most liberal bastions — San Francisco — has cut student suspensions by nearly a third in three years but continues to struggle with grossly disproportionate suspensions of black students...

NewsLongBeach: Re-Imagining School Discipline

Nov. 8, 2013 / By
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The Long Beach Unified School District recently passed a resolution regarding school discipline policies. The school board urges “careful monitoring to prevent a disproportinate share of suspensions from occurring at a given school campus or with demographic subgroups of students and it urges schools to build upon existing efforts to provide alternatives.”..

School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out

Jun. 24, 2013 / By
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LISTEN:  School Hopes Talking It Out Keeps Kids From Dropping Out

Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student’s chances of dropping out entirely.


L.A. Unified bans suspension for ‘willful defiance’

May. 15, 2013 / By
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By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

In ground-breaking action, the Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensionsof defiant students, directing officials to use alternative disciplinary practices instead.


How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Jun. 20, 2012 / By
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This story originally aired on NPR’s All Things Considered. 


Suspending and expelling students has become commonplace in many states including California...

Suspensions More Common for Minority, Disabled Students

Apr. 13, 2012 / By
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California Watch, News Report, Joanna Lin, Posted: Apr 13, 2012

Racial minorities and students with disabilities are suspended at substantially higher rates than their white and non-disabled peers, according to an analysis of discipline data from nearly 500 California school districts.


Suspensions at Richmond High Plummet

Feb. 28, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 28, 2012