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ERIC Number: ED524712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-5
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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State Legislative Recommendations to Promote Fair and Effective School Discipline. NEPC Discipline Resource Sheet
Losen, Daniel J.
National Education Policy Center
This document presents a summary of the larger report "Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice." State legislation is an important lever for improving the equity of student discipline policies. However, states vary tremendously, and only some provide accurate public reports on school discipline, support effective programs like Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), or ensure teachers are well trained in classroom and behavior management. This paper presents three recommendations for improving state legislation: (1) Strengthen support and training for teachers to improve classroom and behavior management; (2) Improve annual collection and reporting of discipline data; and (3) Align discipline policy with academic achievement goals by helping schools reduce high suspension rates. [For the main report, see "Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice" (ED524711).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, National Education Policy Center