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Stacking interventions to institutionalize equity in schools

September 11, 2020


We don’t suspend students too often in my school because it’s something I’m convinced doesn’t work. Years of research shows that. In fact, it not only affects the child suspended, suspension affects the climate around him or her, and subsequently, even the students who were not suspended.

The problem: I saw a national study, seared into my memory like a raw, fresh burn. Black children were suspended at a rate of four times that of their white peers.

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