What are the rules around suspensions and expulsions in NSW, and the rest of Australia? And what needs to be done to reduce discrimination?
Although new evidence shows mixed results for "restorative justice" practices, that's no reason for schools to stop looking for alternatives to school suspensions, a school safety scholar argues.
While school suspensions are meant to deter violence and other troublesome behavior, some students see being suspended as something that makes them more popular and tough, a researcher has found.
A grassroots movement to end racial disparities in schoolhouse discipline is beginning to take root throughout the nation and winning important victories at the local level. Can it sustain the effort?
There is conclusive evidence that in most cases, suspension only reinforces negative behaviour.
The recent arrest of two black patrons who were waiting on a business meeting at a Starbucks has parallels to how black children are unfairly discipline in school, a researcher argues.
Some school districts are moving to cut back on the use of suspensions. But if school discipline reforms are not implemented in a thoughtful way, classrooms may become harder to manage.
Indigenous youth are over-representation in juvenile detention centres, and excluding them from education could make this worse.
'Cage-like' facilities, segregation, and high numbers of exclusions show the concerning ways schools have responded to challenging behaviours by students with disabilities.
School expulsions are on the rise in Australia. But research shows individual punishment as a deterrent rarely works.
New research finds state zero tolerance laws do not improve student safety. In fact, they increase the use of suspensions and racial disparities in discipline.
Black kids get suspended in preschool for minor offenses. A 2016 report shows 45 percent of preschool boys were suspended, once or more.
Students of color are subjected to harsher disciplinary measures. Are schools doing enough to check this practice?
Black students get suspended or expelled at a rate three times greater than white students. The cost: they fall behind in school, and the cycle of poverty and failure is perpetuated.