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UCLA: As Suspensions Dropped, California Students Performed Better

By Megan Burks A study out this week suggests school discipline reform is helping to close the achievement gap in California. Out-of-school suspensions have dropped nearly 30 percent statewide since 2011. And researchers with UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies … Continue reading

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School Discipline Changes Yield Big Drop in Expulsions

By Megan Burks Expulsions at San Diego Unified schools are down nearly 60 percent. This time last year, school administrators had heard nearly 400 expulsion cases and handed down 134 of them. Students are recommended for expulsions and get a … Continue reading

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Suspensions, Expulsions Down In San Diego Schools

A student runs up stairs at Monroe Clark Middle School in City Heights. | Photo Credit: Cecia, The AjA Project By Megan Burks A new law aiming to limit school discipline measures that take students out of class went into … Continue reading

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Voices: New Teachers Bear the Burden of Public Policy Failures

By Oscar Ramos Oscar Ramos taught at The Preuss School for seven years and now works at a public school district in Texas. He’s also a previous contributor to Speak City Heights partner Voice of San Diego. Ramos’ commentary has … Continue reading

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A New School of Thought on Discipline

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Mario Koran A report by the Harvard researchers who visited San Diego Unified says it best: The tough-on-crime, zero tolerance policies America used to fight the war on drugs in the past few decades shifted to … Continue reading

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San Diego Unified’s Discipline Plan Exists – On a Shelf

By Mario Koran The San Diego Unified School District disciplines black and Latino students more often and more harshly than other students, and “has been diligently working on addressing disproportionate suspensions rates” for years, said R. Vernon Moore, the district’s … Continue reading

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At Cherokee Point, Kids Don’t Conform to School; School Conforms to Kids

When a child gets in trouble, Principal Godwin Higa, talks quietly to the student to sort things out. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Jane Stevens ACES Too High What does any of the following possibly have to do with … Continue reading

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SD Unified Ranks Well in Suspension Study

By Kyla Calvert A new report finds middle and high schools across the country have increased their use of out-of-school suspensions since the 1970s. The increase has disproportionately affected African-American students and those with disabilities. Nearly a quarter of black … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: KPBS Snags Former Voice of San Diego Reporter

By Megan Burks KPBS Snags Former Voice of San Diego Reporter Adrian Florido announced yesterday he’s joining the news staff at KPBS. He’ll report for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, which collects stories from public radio stations about immigration and … Continue reading

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Field Guide: Looking at Public Safety

By Megan Burks [Editor’s Note: Field Guide is a weekly email bringing you the news, explainers and action items needed to navigate your changing community. Click here to subscribe.] FIELD GUIDE TOOLBOX Violent Crimes by Neighborhood (2011) Azalea/Hollywood – 11 … Continue reading

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