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Road Map Will Highlight Practices That Reduce Suspensions

New Road Map Will Suggest Better Disciplinary Practices

U.S. public schools will soon see a road map for improving discipline practices, with over 60 recommendations intended to help schools reduce suspensions. Michael Thompson, director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, said the resource will help schools prevent misbehavor, rather than simply reacting to it.

"I appreciate dress codes, but do you have to send them all home?" asked Texas Senator John Whitmire. "Suspensions and expulsions ought to be the very last resort."

According to The Washington Post, millions of U.S. students are suspended each year for minor misconduct, which puts them at risk of falling behind academically, dropping out or entering the juvenile justice system.

"What we have now is a comprehensive vision from the field," said Thompson. "I think it's a breakthrough development." 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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