Other Resources


The Colorado School Discipline Report Card: The State of 179 Districts – Padres & Jovenes Unidos; March 2014

School Discipline Reform in Oregon: Discussion and Recommendations for Policy and Practice – Oregon School Discipline Advisory Council; January 2015


Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement – Council of State Governments Justice Center; July 2011

A Real Fix: The Gun-Free Way to School Safety – Allison R. Brown, Advancement Project; March 2013

The Equity Movement: Implementing the School Climate Bill of Rights – Educators for Excellence; June 2014

Spinning Straw Into Gold: How State Education Agencies Can Transform their Data to Improve Critical School Resource Decisions  – Stephen Frank and Joseph Trawick-Smith, Education Resource Strategies; December 2014

Suspension, Expulsion, and Achievement of English Learner Students in Six Oregon Districts – Regional Educational Laboratory at Education Northwest; August 2015

Research to Practice Collaborative Policy Briefing Papers

Discipline Disparities: Myth vs. Facts

How Educators Can Eradicate Disparities in School Discipline: A Briefing Paper on School-Based Intervention – Anne Gregory, James Bell, and Mica Pollock; March 2014

Eliminating Excessive and Unfair Exclusionary Discipline in Schools: Policy Recommendations for Reducing Disparities – Daniel Losen, Damon Hewitt, and Ivory Toldson; March 2014

New and Developing Research on Disparities in Discipline – Russell J. Skiba, Mariella I. Arredondo, and M. Karega Rausch; March 2014

You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look AT : Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities – Prudence Carter, Russel Skiba, Mariella Arrendondo, and Mica Pollock; December 2014

Are Black Kids Worse? Myths and Facts About Racial Difference in Behavior – Russell J. Skiba and Natasha S. Williams; March 2014

Can “De-Biasing” Strategies Help to Reduce Racial Disparities in Schools: Summary of the Literature – Johanna Wald; March 2014


Overview of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative – U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice

Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline – U.S. Department of Education; January 2014

Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations for the 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico – National Center for Safe Supporting Learning Environments; 2013

Dear Colleague Letter on Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline – U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice; January 2014