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June 12, 2019
A law made it harder to expel Illinois preschoolers. But it’s been slow to catch on.
A third of providers interviewed for a new study reported inaccurate information about Illinois' law. Nearly 20% said they didn’t know the law existed.
March 14, 2019
Limit on expulsions and suspensions of young Colorado students clears first legislative hurdle
An effort to limit school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado’s youngest students took its first step to becoming law Thursday.
May 25, 2017
Meet Colorado’s resident expert on early childhood mental health
Colorado's director of early childhood mental health talks about her background and how the state is helping parents and child care providers when kids act out.
March 15, 2017
Denver Public Schools takes strong stand against suspension and expulsion in early grades
Denver Public Schools announced plans Wednesday to eliminate suspensions and expulsions for preschool through third grade students except in the most serious incidents.
Breaking down stereotypes
October 5, 2016
Racial bias among preschool teachers is a problem, study says. Here’s what Colorado experts think should be done.
Colorado early childhood leaders say a powerful new study by Yale researcher Walter Gilliam highlights the importance of helping teachers understand unconscious bias.
September 22, 2016
In a long-neglected Denver neighborhood, an innovative preschool offers sanctuary
Residents wanted a new preschool in their Northeast Denver neighborhood, but feared they'd be edged out by more affluent families farther east.
August 4, 2016
What experts on preschool expulsion talked about at the Colorado governor’s mansion this week
The national conversation about whether it’s appropriate to expel 3- and 4-year-olds came to Denver on Wednesday with a briefing by some of the field's leading experts.
More state support
May 12, 2016
When preschoolers bite and hit, these mental health experts step in to help
The ranks of Colorado's state-funded early childhood mental health consultants will soon double, advancing efforts to combat suspensions and expulsions of young children.
The discipline divide
March 22, 2016
Suspended countless times as a child, this professor is tackling racial disparities in preschool discipline
As a child, Rosemarie Allen was suspended and expelled numerous times. Now, she's working to reduce the frequency of such disciplinary methods, especially for children of color.
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