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The Link Between Suspensions, Expulsions, and Dropout Rates

September 05, 2018

A preponderance of research shows that suspensions and expulsions do little to change behavior and can push students out of school altogether. For instance, being suspended just one time in the ninth grade is related to an increased risk of dropping out. Suspension can increase the chance of leaving school prior to graduation from 16 percent to a 32 percent.
Youth Voice: How Small Steps Can Lead to Positive, Healthy Change

August 22, 2018

My main goal in life is to make my generation better and healthier. And for change to happen, we young people have to voice our opinions and make ourselves heard.
Six Steps to Implementing Restorative Practices

August 14, 2018

In all the talk about the importance of reducing suspensions and other exclusionary discipline practices in schools, one question looms large for most educators and administrators: What do we do instead? For many people, part of the answer lies in restorative practices.
Youth Voice: Detention Never Stopped Me from Cutting Class. Here’s What Did.

August 08, 2018

For youth to succeed in education, we need a shelter over our heads, we need food in our bodies, and we need a community. So make sure a student’s basic needs are met before you send them to detention or punish them.
Youth Voice: Redefining the Meaning of Intervention

July 31, 2018

Harsh discipline practices focus on assigning guilt, but restorative justice works to identify why something happened and what the student and the community needs in order to move forward. It allows young people to be viewed as the holistic individuals they are, and it builds a better foundation to start conversations around relationship-building.
If teachers aren’t equipped to help trauma victims, students suffer. Learn from my story.

July 26, 2018

It took one of my kindergarten students, Andrew, to help me figure out how to handle my toughest teaching challenge.
Advice about how to raise the high school graduation rate — from students themselves

July 24, 2018

If you want to know what young people need to succeed, it turns out you should just ask them. They’ll tell you. And they’ll make it clear that neither miracles nor miracle workers are required to help more students graduate from high school and be prepared for the future.

Type: Opinion

TAG: Youth Voice

promises: Effective Education, Caring Adults

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Five Youth Quotes on What It’s Like to Be Suspended or Expelled

July 12, 2018

“All you got to do is to get suspended one time and you’re labeled. I see it, like they follow the same kids around, like everybody knows, ‘Hey, those are the bad kid.’”
Nuevo informe destaca la forma en que la disciplina excluyente hace que los estudiantes se desvinculen de la escuela

July 11, 2018

Una investigación de Center for Promise arroja luz sobre las voces y experiencias de jóvenes afectados por la disciplina excluyente, la forma en que tales prácticas generan sentimientos y conductas de desvinculación, y la importancia de explorar sanciones no excluyentes con miras a obtener mejores resultados
New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Students to Disconnect from School

July 11, 2018

Harsh school discipline policies and practices are leading students—particularly students of color and students with disabilities—to disconnect from school, according to a new report from the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance.