Spotlight on Success: Changing the Culture of Discipline in Denver Public Schools
Graduate School of Social Work
The goals of the project were to identify strategies and interventions used by schools who met the district’s goals of reducing and maintaining suspension rates of 0-3% for all students, and Black students in particular, during the 2014-2015 school year. With support from district partners, the research team led a mixed methods study of low-suspending schools that involved analysis of district discipline records, interviews with school-based administrators, and focus groups with school staff.
Anyon, Y., Wiley, K., Yang, J., Pauline, M., Grapentine, J., Valladares, G., & Pisciotta, L. (2016). Spotlight on success: Changing the culture of discipline in Denver Public Schools. Denver, CO: Office of Social and Emotional Learning, Division of Student Services, Denver Public Schools.
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