'School Discipline Consensus Report'

'School Discipline Consensus Report'

Youth of color, those with disabilities, and those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are disproportionately more likely to be suspended from school for minor misconduct than other students and, as a result, are at a significantly higher risk of falling behind academically, dropping out, and becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, a report from the finds. According to the (462 pages, PDF), districts, schools, and educators should use data-driven processes to identify and support individual students who need targeted behavioral interventions; use arrests minimally and run school-police partnerships collaboratively; and provide suspended youth and youth in short- or long-term confinement with quality educational programming that keeps them on a path to graduation and postsecondary opportunities. Funded by the , ,  the, , and the U.S. Department of Justice's , the report calls for developing strategies based on thorough data collection and analysis; drawing up well-researched information-sharing agreements among schools and external partners; and rigorously measuring the progress of new interventions.