Federal Civil Rights Data Show “Staggering” Number of Students Suspended or Expelled Each Year
More than 3 million students in the United States are suspended or expelled each year, according to data collected from the U.S. Department of Education.
“Staggering” is how department officials, presenting at a recent White House summit, described that number of students. Furthermore, federal data show that subgroup students, including students with disabilities, African American students, and male students are particularly hard hit.
School discipline issues were the focal point at the summit, featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other top U.S. Department of Education officials, and leaders from school districts that have made headway in tackling school climate issues.
Visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website for more graphics on discipline.
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Webinar: Resources for Improving School Climate & Building Equity in Schools
Thursday, September 10 11am-noon (Pacific Time); 1-3pm (Eastern Time)
Join us for a webinar presenting our Region IX Equity Assistance Center (EAC) work. Region IX EAC staff Rose Owens-West (Director) and Margit Birge (Program Associate) will discuss how they and their fellow team members help districts and schools tackle tough issues such as:
- Improving attendance
- Meeting the needs of English Learners
- Reducing expulsions and suspensions
- Improving school climate
Owens-West and Birge will also present on the Six Goals of Equity, how to access resources at the Center, how to participate in an Equity Exchange, and what you can discover in an Equity Inquiry.
Excellence Through Equity Conference 2015
September 24-25 – Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa, Indian Wells, CA
Register for the annual Excellence Through Equity Conference: Eliminating Achievement and Opportunity Gaps for All Students.
Region IX EAC staff Margit Birge, Nicodemus Ford and Rose Owens-West will present at the conference as well as WestEd’s Health & Human Development Research Associate- Leora Wolf-Prusan.
The conference is designed to provide educators with the information and resources needed to eliminate the gaps in achievement, expectations,and opportunity for students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Presenters will discuss state priority-aligned best practices that should be implemented to create equitable school environments for all learners.
Keynote Speakers will include:
- Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University
- Alan Blankstein, Author of “Failure is not an Option”
- Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University
- Shaun Harper, Executive Director of Center for the Study of Race & Equity
This conference is sponsored by the Leadership Institute of Riverside County and Region IX EAC at WestEd is a conference partner.