Equitable Discipline through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

In the following report, Hanover Research reviews best practices in providing equitable discipline, particularly through the use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

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Review Best Practices In Equitable Discipline

A large and growing body of evidence has made clear that black and Hispanic students tend to be disciplined more often and more harshly than white students. According to a 2012 report by the U.S. Department of Education’s Department of Civil Rights, which analyzed data from 7,000 U.S. school districts, black and Hispanic students make up 42 percent of total student enrollment but account for 68 percent of students who receive multiple out‐ of‐school suspensions, 63 percent of students expelled, and 71 percent of students referred to law enforcement.

Download this research brief to review best practices in providing equitable discipline through the use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.

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