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April 16, 2019
A much-needed change or the last straw? Educators take sides on bill limiting early childhood suspensions
Educators share their opinions on proposed legislation that aims to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions given to young Colorado students.
April 12, 2019
Colorado educators, share your thoughts on early childhood suspensions
Colorado could have a new law restricting suspensions of young children. We want to know what educators think.
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
January 17, 2019
Third try: Will this be the year Colorado gets a law limiting suspensions and expulsions of young children?
Colorado advocates who favor early childhood discipline reform are gearing up for state legislation to curb suspensions and expulsions of young children.
December 14, 2018
Even as suspensions fall, Memphis students are being kicked out of school longer, data shows
In one extreme example, a single high school issued one expulsion for every six students.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Choice for most: In nation’s largest voucher program, $16 million went to schools with anti-LGBT policies
One in 10 of Indiana’s voucher schools publicly shares a policy suggesting or declaring that LGBT students are not welcome.
April 11, 2017
Not just a Front Range problem: Young boys of color are more likely to be suspended in rural Colorado, too
A Chalkbeat examination of state suspension data shows that such methods disproportionately impact young boys, especially boys of color, in Colorado's rural districts.
April 4, 2017
It seemed like a sure thing. Now a Colorado bill limiting early childhood suspensions and expulsions is on life support.
Legislation that supporters hoped would significantly limit suspensions and expulsions for Colorado’s youngest students has hit what could be a fatal roadblock.
March 2, 2017
Colorado could be at the forefront in cutting back on early childhood suspensions and expulsions. Here’s how.
A proposed state law would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado preschool and early elementary students.
November 22, 2016
U.S. education chief wants Tennessee, other states to stop paddling their students
Citing research that corporal punishment is harmful and ineffective, John King asks Tennessee and 21 other states to prohibit it.
A push for change
November 17, 2016
Plans for tackling Colorado’s early childhood suspension and expulsion problem coming into focus
A loose coalition of education, health and advocacy organizations discussed possible policy changes to prevent early childhood suspension and expulsion in Colorado.
Updated August 29, 2016
School discipline data mistakes have ripple effects for advocates battling the school-to-prison pipeline
Erroneous discipline data from some Colorado districts has made it hard for advocates to track suspension trends and complicated efforts to press for change.
Teaching & Classroom
July 10, 2015
Discipline reporting changes could explain why black children are suspended more
Beginning in 2016, schools will have new categories to choose from when reporting their discipline data in an effort to make the data more specific.
Where We Stand
April 10, 2015
Report: Students of color still more likely to face harsh discipline in Colorado schools
Harsh disciplinary actions were less common in Colorado schools during the 2013-14 school year than in previous ones, according to a report.
March 23, 2015
Childhood poverty finally on the decline, according to KIDS COUNT report
A decline in Colorado's child poverty rate is just one of the many data highlights in the latest KIDS COUNT report published annually by the Colorado Children's Campaign.
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