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Understanding How U.S. Public Schools Approach School Discipline

Published in: The Brookings Institution website (2023)

Posted on Feb 8, 2023

by Rachel Perera, Melissa Kay Diliberti

Over the last decade, a flurry of policy activity has aimed to curb schools' use of exclusionary discipline practices in favor of less punitive approaches that keep kids in school. How prevalent do zero-tolerance policies remain today? To find out, researchers surveyed 1,080 public school principals across the U.S. in November 2021.

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