In order to learn, students need to be in school. That’s why we’re a proud member of the Solutions Not Suspensions coalition, which is working to improve Minnesota’s school discipline policies, focusing on keeping learners in class, particularly black and Native American students and students with disabilities, who have been most negatively and disproportionately impacted by exclusionary discipline. By scaling back exclusionary practices like school and classroom removals, helping educators lead on crafting alternatives and proactively confronting racial bias in current practice, Minnesota can become a national leader on school discipline and help all students thrive
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Data may help solve discipline problems
Rochester Post-Bulletin: New school discipline less punitive, more restorative
Pioneer Press: Op-ed: We need a diversity of voices to find solutions in school discipline
MinnPost: At Legislature, lawmakers debate vastly different approaches to student discipline in Minnesota
Pioneer Press: Here’s the debate: Are school suspensions the answer or the problem?
American Radio Works: Podcast: Writing discipline reform into law
Pioneer Press: Op-ed: School violence: Choose proactive prevention, not more policing