Education Week8 November 2012 - Original Source
Zero-tolerance policies, which require out-of-school suspension or expulsion for certain inappropriate behaviors, have become the go-to disciplinary approach in many schools. But research suggests some downsides: Such punishments may not change students’ behavior and are often meted out unfairly.
These articles explore alternative approaches to suspension or expulsion.
Schools are using lunchtime detentions, Saturday schools, alternative schools, and other forms of in-school suspension to keep students on the academic track. (November 7, 2012, Education Week)
Some schools are cutting down on suspensions and office referrals by bolstering training in classroom management. (October 30, 2012, Education Week)
With a special class on behavior and a strategy known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a Charleston middle school has found a way to reduce suspensions. (October 24, 2012,Education Week)
As criticism of school suspension grows, some schools turn to techniques aimed at teaching students to right their wrongs. (October 16, 2012, Education Week)
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