California schools are suspending and expelling students at alarming rates, even for minor offenses like tardiness or talking back. Instead of sending students away, schools should focus on preventing problems in the first place and keeping kids in school.
What We’re Doing
- Building momentum for positive school discipline in the Central Valley through a new Leadership and Learning Network, including a $1 million grant fund for school districts. Apply online for a Central Valley School Discipline grant (send questions to email@example.com). The deadlines for applications will be extended by one week. Applications are now due December 7, 2012.
- Supporting pilot projects to promote alternatives to harsh discipline that hold kids accountable but keep them in school to teach them responsibility and respect.
- Supporting youth advocacy efforts that make the case for safe and supportive school environments that help keep students in the classroom and help them succeed.
Learn about our other Schools Key Issues: Exercise During the School Day, Healthier School Foods and Drinks, and Fresh Free Drinking Water in Schools