ESSA │School Discipline
Secondary schools suspend or expel two million students each year, mostly for non-violent offenses such as disruption, disrespect, tardiness and dress code violations. Research shows that getting suspended or expelled increases students’ risk for falling into unproductive behavior, affecting their social-emotional development, academic performance, and life trajectories.
AIR has developed toolkits and resources to support educators in their efforts to transform disciplinary practices in our nation’s schools.
With respect to school safety, the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments has a range of resources and expertise on emotional and physical safety, bullying and cyberbullying, substance abuse, and even emergency readiness and management. There are a number of guides and training products in the training and technical assistance section of NCSSLE’s website as well as a link to mobile apps.