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Council of State Governments Releases School Discipline Consensus Report

June 3, 2014

On June 3, 2014, the Council of State Governments Justice Center released the School Discipline Consensus Report, a comprehensive set of policy statements and recommendations that public schools and others can use to move beyond discipline and law enforcement responses that inappropriately remove students from the classroom. The report addresses how to improve conditions for learning and use graduated responses to address misbehavior. The Council of State Governments Justice Center worked with a core group of more than 100 experts over the past 3 years to identify evidence-based recommendations to reform disciplinary systems in public schools. Researchers interviewed more than 700 people, including school administrators, justice officials, educational organizations, advocates, students, and parents to develop this comprehensive national roadmap for school discipline reform.

This report was developed with financial support from OJJDP, the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, Novo Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.


Access the full report.