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: Improving Academic Outcomes for African American Students
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm (PST)
Closing academic achievement gaps for African American students continues to be a challenge for many school districts. Cynthia Glover Woods, Senior Leadership Associate at the Riverside County Office of Education Leadership Institute, will present the work of the Riverside County African American Achievement Initiative — a group of educators, community members, students, and teachers dedicated to closing the achievement gap for African American students in Riverside County (CA).
Woods will discuss findings in the Initiative’s report, Blueprint for Action: A Framework for Understanding and Improving Academic Achievement for African American Students.
This webinar is sponsored by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd.
Webinar: Trauma-Informed Education: Highlights of Research and Practice
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 4 pm-5:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Join us for a webinar presenting our Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd to learn about current research on what is happening for youth in the U.S. and why it is important for educators to understand the impact of trauma on students. The webinar will describe promising trauma-informed practices at Sally Ride Elementary School in California, where educators are partnering with families to meet the needs of students, and how these practices fit into their multi-tier system of supports.
- Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD, School Climate & Student Support Specialist, WestEd
- Ariel Wrye, Lead Trainer, Echo Parenting and Education
- Catherine Daley, Principal, Sally Ride Elementary School
This webinar is designed for school district superintendents and administrators, principals and site administrators, teachers, school counselors, school board members and parent leaders, and research and grant-makers.
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