Focus on the Figures: Suspensions in Large Counties
California’s Department of Education counts suspensions as incidents in which a student is temporarily barred from attending school (which excludes in-school suspensions). In 2013, nearly 330,000 students were suspended (5.1 per every 100 students); another 8,200 students (0.1 percent of all public school students) were expelled in California.
Suspending Preschoolers?! Disparity Starts Early
by Judy Warner With the pure joy of a child, a friend’s daughter told me recently that she’s learning all about colors at preschool. That same week, when I read the U.S.
Senate Education Bill Moves to Floor with Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare Provisions
An education bill that moved through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on party lines today would require school systems to coordinate with child welfare systems and inform area parents about recent school discipline practices.