National Clearinghouse on Supportive School Discipline

Disparities in School DisciplineThe National Clearinghouse on Supportive School Discipline (NCSSD) supports educational practitioners in their efforts to transform the conditions for learning as well as harsh, exclusionary and disproportionate disciplinary practices in our nation’s schools.

The Clearinghouse focuses specifically on promoting opportunities for all students to learn and thrive. This involves changing the culture of communities and schools in which certain groups of students—racial and ethnic minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; and/or students with emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities—face disproportionate school disciplinary action.

The Clearinghouse is a central source of high-quality, objective, and independent research, data, information and tools related to school discipline policies and practices.