Category: School Discipline Reform

Which San Antonio ISD schools suspend and expel the most students?

Which San Antonio ISD schools suspend and expel the most students?

Last month, San Antonio ISD adopted a new code of conduct and student bill of rights. The new policy moves the district toward a more restorative approach to discipline, and encourages teachers and administrators to consider the emotional and social health of the child when conflict arises. The idea is to reduce the number of…

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What we talk about when we talk about safety and discipline.

What we talk about when we talk about safety and discipline.

When I first started reporting on school discipline, I thought there was near consensus on the need to move toward restorative practices. Just like there’s near consensus that you shouldn’t scream at your kids.  Restorative practices seek to move kids toward the behavior you want, with less emphasis on the behaviors being left behind. At…

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