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After an exhaustive examination and review of the issue of school discipline and use of long-term suspension/expulsion as a disciplinary practice, the Maryland State Board of Education established...

This program was developed in response to a growing need on the part of public schools to cut costs by dealing with at-risk students on site.  Restorative practices are designed to promote a...

This summary of a longer research report outlines some of the myths and facts, as well as the racial demographics related to student suspensions. Recommendations for creating fair and effective...

This brief examines the negative impact of high suspension rates on Maryland's public schools and explores alternatives to suspension that attempt to address the underlying causes of...

The purpose of this guide is to present a rationale for adopting the positive behavioral approach to issues, describe its key features, and illustrate processes, structures, and supports for this...

Using suspension data from the Elementary and Secondary Education Civil Rights Compliance Survey, this report examines how frequently suspension is being used in our schools and differences in the...

This resource uses studies by national experts in education, criminal justice, and mental health to discuss the link between high-school dropout rates and incarceration in the United States and more...

These surveys assess how students, teachers/staff, and parents perceive the school environment.  They measure perceptions of relationships among the school community members, school safety, and...

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