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The School Discipline Consensus Report for School Administrators, Educators, and Staff

This webinar will highlight promising approaches from the CSG Justice Center report on school discipline and will discuss ways in which educators, administrators, and other school-based staff can collaborate to change policies and practices in schools. 
Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 3–4:30 p.m. ET
What Works to Promote Educational Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This webinar will discuss the most recent research on how to reduce recidivism and improve educational outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system, and will provide practical examples of how education and juvenile justice systems have worked together to achieve these goals. 
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET
An Update from the School Discipline Consensus Project

Since the release of the School Discipline Consensus Report in June, there have been a number of folllowup activities aimed at more broadly promoting the recommendation in the report. To learn about the release events, media coverage, webinar series, and state and district activities, click here

A roundup of recent news stories, publications,
and resources related to school discipline.

Discipline Debates Turn to Broad Terms Like ‘Defiance’

As school districts around the country have revised their discipline codes, many are zeroing in on limiting or eliminating the ability to suspend students for broad offenses like "willful defiance" and "disruption."

Merced County High Schools See the Benefits of Restorative Justice Discipline Model

High school officials in Merced County are taking a new approach at improving discipline policies on campuses, and that approach is showing a significant improvement in student participation and wellness, according to a new report.

De Blasio Plans Revised Code for Discipline in Schools

The de Blasio administration plans to release a new school discipline code this fall, part of a larger initiative to examine school safety, discipline, suspensions and arrests.

New Law Limits School Discipline Measure

Assembly Bill 420—signed by California Governor Jerry Brown—eliminates willful defiance or disruption of school activities as a reason to expel students.

2015 National Mentoring Summit

“Expanding the Mentoring Effect” workshop sessions highlight research, program models, technology, and other resources that have been shown to have positive effects on youth mentoring.

Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Districts large and small, urban and rural, are revamping discipline as increasing numbers of experts and educators find that zero-tolerance—and widespread suspension and expulsion—has been ineffective and even discriminatory.

U.S. Department of Education Invests More Than $70 Million to Improve School Climate and Keep Students Safe

To help keep students safe and improve their learning environments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $70 million to 130 grantees in 38 states.

National Youth At-Risk Conference

Hosted by Georgia Southern University, this conference will train professionals who work with at-risk youth on how to create safe, healthy, caring, and intellectually empowering educational environments.

Climate Change: Improving School Climate by Supporting Great Teaching

Citing that teachers do not always have the preparation and support they need to develop engaging and effective learning environments, this report offers several federal-, state-, and local-level policy recommendations intended to facilitate a positive school climate.

OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide Adds Three Literature Reviews

This guide's literature reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on more than 40 juvenile justice topics and programs.

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This roundup is produced with funding support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Novo Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The California Endowment, and Open Society Foundations.  
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