School Discipline is hot issue lately. Here are some recommended resources.
· School Discipline Consensus Report (August 2014) includes 20 policy statements and 60 recommendations to keep more students in productive classrooms and out of court rooms. The report was developed by over 100 stakeholders across the country (e.g., policymakers, school administrators, teachers, behavioral health professionals, police, court leaders, probation officials, juvenile correctional leaders, parents, and youth).
· Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series (recorded January – June 2014) is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students.
· School Climate and Discipline Guidance Package (January 8, 2014) describes how school can meet federal regulations in administering student discipline. It includes guiding Ppinciples, resources, school discipline laws and regulations.
· Civil Rights Data Collection (spring 2012) is a database (including North Dakota school data) that tracks the total number of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, the number of students referred to law enforcement, the number of students with school-related arrests, and the number of students expelled under zero-tolerance policies.
· Supportive School Discipline Initiative (summer 2011) is a collaborative project between the US Departments of Education and Justice to support the use of school discipline practices that foster safe, supportive, and productive learning environment while keeping students in school.
· Breaking School Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement (July 2011) is a report, prepared by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in partnership with the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University, highlighting a number of significant findings regarding one state’s school discipline practices.
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