Archive for Category: "Education"
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. The packed board room erupted in cheers after the 5-2 vote to approve the proposal, which made L.A. Unified the first school district in the [...]
From The kNOw Three years ago, members of SUCCESS (Students United to Create a Climate of Engagement, Support and Safety) started working to make Fresno schools better through restorative justice. Because of their hard work, FUSD board members voted on May 8 to implement restorative justice practices in several Fresno schools. Watch the resolution, the [...]
From Youth Radio Graphics by Teresa Chin School suspensions during freshman year seem to have a lasting effect on students’ high school careers — but not in the way they are intended. According to a new series of reports released from the UCLA Civil Rights Project, a student suspended even once in ninth grade is less likely [...]
New America Media, Question & Answer, Nicole Hudley Ed. Note: Data shows that one in 9 students are suspended nationally, with racial disparities widening. The Central Valley city of Fresno, CA. is among districts seeking to reverse this trend. Under a zero-tolerance school discipline policy, the district has long seen high numbers of both suspensions and expulsions. [...]