Indiana General Assembly’s Education Study Committee met to discuss student discipline and the overuse of suspension, expulsion, or exclusion of students from school. Russell Skiba, director of the Equity Project and professor of counseling and educational psychology at Indiana University’s School of Education, testified on national trends of racial disparity within school discipline and the implications for Indiana; the state’s rates of out-of-school suspensions for black students are among the highest in the nation.
To read the news article about the Education Study Committee's hearing on student discipline, click here. The article was provided by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener, Executive Editor of The Statehouse File.
The Equity Project website provides current research on school discipline, zero tolerance policies, and school violence. Click here to view and download documents from the project’s Resources webpage.