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ERIC Number: ED581578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Alternative School Discipline Strategies. Policy Snapshot
Rafa, Alyssa
Education Commission of the States
Exclusionary and punitive school discipline policies, such as suspensions and expulsions, allow educators to remove students from the classroom for poor behavior or misconduct. However, emerging research suggests that these practices also increase the likelihood that students repeat grades, are excessively absent from school, drop out entirely and/or get involved with the juvenile justice system. Alternatives to suspensions and expulsions--such as restorative practices and positive behavioral supports and interventions--aim to keep students engaged in the classroom while addressing the root causes of misbehavior. This Policy Snapshot highlights trends in the use of restorative practices and positive behavioral supports and interventions.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States