[WEBINAR] Disciplined and Disconnected: Insights about Exclusionary Discipline from Youth and School Leaders

Do harsh disciplinary practices have a place in today’s schools? Suspending and expelling students detrimentally affects their chances to graduate – and ultimately affects their chances of securing employment and succeeding in life.

New research from the Center for Promise—Disciplined and Disconnected: How Students Experience Exclusionary Discipline in Minnesota and the Promise of Non-Exclusionary Alternatives—answers these questions. 

Join the webinar to learn more about the findings of the CFP's latest research, the broader national implications for policy and practice of these findings, and the kind of support adults need to implement more effective practices that do not lead to further disconnection.

Empty Desks and Chairs
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET
Online
Empty Desks and Chairs

Do harsh disciplinary practices have a place in today’s schools? Suspending and expelling students detrimentally affects their chances to graduate – and ultimately affects their chances of securing employment and succeeding in life.

What alternatives to harsh, exclusionary practices can schools implement? What do students and administrators say about their own experiences? What are the root causes of the behavior leading to discipline, and how can teachers address it?

New research from the Center for PromiseDisciplined and Disconnected: How Students Experience Exclusionary Discipline in Minnesota and the Promise of Non-Exclusionary Alternatives—answers these questions. 

In the report – slated for release on July 11 – both young people and school leaders implementing non-exclusionary discipline practices share similar insights: learning should be the ultimate goal, behavior should be interpreted as a communication of needs, building trusting relationships is critical, and power must be shared across the school community.

Join the webinar to learn more about these findings, their broader national implications for policy and practice, and the kind of support adults need to implement more effective practices that do not lead to further disconnection.

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Speakers include:

  • Cindy Everling, student support services coordinator, Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School
  • Monika Kincheloe, senior director, strategic initiatives and partnerships, America's Promise Alliance [Moderator]
  • Dr. Elizabeth Pufall Jones, research scientist, Center for Promise
  • Alyssa Rafa, policy analyst, Education Commission of the States
  • Donavyn Robinson, recent high school graduate

The Center for Promise is the applied research institute of America's Promise Alliance, housed at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and dedicated to understanding what young people need to thrive and how to create the conditions of success for all young people.


The GradNation State Activation initiative is a collaboration between America's Promise Alliance and Pearson working to increase high school graduation rates to 90 percent. The three-year initiative focuses on increasing graduation rates by investing in three key things: encouraging statewide innovation and collaboration; sharing that knowledge and replicating what works; and developing successful models all states can replicate.

The report and webinar are generously supported by

Pearson