Media Mention Washington Post September 8, 2023

Washington Post exclusive: A program to cut school suspensions in Chicago worked very, very well. Here’s how.

David Kirp and Washington Post staff writer Valerie Strauss discuss the promising impact of restorative practices shown in the Education Lab’s study in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

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Last year, the Biden administration issued new school discipline guidelines aimed at reducing high rates of suspension and expulsion for students with disabilities. This year, it directed public schools to comply with civil rights laws when imposing out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests because of concerns that Black, Latino and Native students faced harsher punishments than their White and Asian classmates.