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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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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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Measure on November Ballot Would Reduce Some Felonies to Misdemeanors

By Patty Lane, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Click here to listen to a full KPBS Midday Edition interview on Proposition 47 featuring former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne, who co-authored the measure, and San Diego County Chief Deputy … 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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Local Report on Suspensions Echoes ‘Vergara’ Findings

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Mario Koran Seniority-based hiring policies in San Diego Unified mean the poorest schools usually end up with the least experienced teachers. Black and Latino students who attend poor schools are disproportionately suspended and expelled. And one … 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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