Educator and Student Support

School Discipline Equity Assistance

Schools should be spaces where students feel safe and welcome, actively engage with learning, and strive for success.

Unfortunately, ineffective discipline practices that punish students harshly and take them away from the classroom – like suspensions, alternative school placements, corporal punishment, referrals to law enforcement, and expulsions – are prevalent in U.S. schools.

When such actions disproportionately impact or target certain student populations, they could constitute a violation of students’ civil rights.

This IDRA School Discipline – Online Technical Assistance Toolkit is designed to help school leaders and educators identify ways to proactively build safe and trusting communities and end their reliance on approaches to discipline that are harmful to students.

Literature Review – School Discipline

Student discipline practices have a significant impact on the lives and academic careers of all students, in large part due...

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Ending Harmful Discipline and Incorporating Restorative Practices into Policy – Webinar

Education leaders have many different options to create positive behavior in their classrooms and schools. In this session, we will...

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Make It Make Sense! – What Data Tell Us About the School-to-Prison Pipeline

This webinar highlights recent data from IDRA that shows the impact of discipline on school outcomes. We discussed different data...

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School Discipline Policy and Practice Resources – eBook

There are a number of things educators and policymakers in Texas can do to make sustainable changes that will reduce...

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Featured IDRA Newsletter Articles on School Discipline

Discipline Policies Must Not Come at the Expense of Any Group of Students How Schools Can End Harmful Discipline Practices...

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Featured Classnotes Podcast Episodes on School Discipline

How Equity Audits Reveal Harmful Education Policies – Podcast Episode 202 A Culture of Student Engagement Through Schoolwide Restorative Practices...

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