Rethinking Suspensions

Stetdon, Franks H.; Collins, Betty J.
October 2010
Principal Leadership;Oct2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p40
The article examines the underlying problems on why a disproportionate number of African Americans and Hispanic students in Montgomery County public schools in Maryland are being suspended. It discusses the conditions under which the suspensions were recommended and the steps taken by the school to find solutions on how to retain, educate, engage, motivate and advocate for these students. According to the article the school efforts led to reductions in disproportionality of suspension among racial groups and in the overall number of suspensions.


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