Reports on Punitive Discipline: Suspensions, Expulsions & Corporal Punishment

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Here you will find various reports from across the country on punitive school discipline practices. Reports provide data on the impact of zero tolerance policies for local school districts and a variety of states. 


School Discipline and Pushout

Zero Tolerance

Alternative School Programs and Pushout

Corporal Punishment


Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils (Document)

On February 2015, the Georgia Coalition Working to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline, that DSC member Gwinnett SToPP is a part of, released the Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Loca

Civil Rights Suspended: An Analysis of New York City Charter School Discipline Policies (Document)

On February 2015 DSC-NY member Advocates for Children of New York released the Civil Rights Suspended: An Analysis of New York City Charter School Discipline Policies report finding that a significant number of City charter schools have discipline policies that fail to meet legal requirements, leadin

Colorado School Discipline Report Card (2015) (Document)

On March 2015 DSC member Padres y Jovenes Unidos in partnership with Advancement Project and Jim Freeman released its second annual Colorado School Discipli

Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline Report (2016) (Document)

On March 2016, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project at UCLA released the Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review report. This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation’s 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools.

Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress (Document)

On November 2015 the Center for Civil Rights Remedies of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA released the Closing the School Discipline Gap in California: Signs of Progress report.

Denver Community Accountability Report Card 2016 (Document)

On April 2016 our member Padres y Jovenes Unidos released their 5th Annual Denver Community Accountability Report Card and awarded Denver Public Schools an overall C+ for the 2014-15 school year.

Suspended Progress Virginia Report 2016 (Document)

On May 2016 the JustChildren of the Legal Aid Justice Center of Virginia released the Suspended Progress report about suspension and expulsion in Virginia public schools.