NASBE Resources

school discipline cover imagePolicy Update: State Policy’s Role in Reversing Trend toward Punitive Discipline
State boards of education have the potential to stem the school to prison pipeline through reforming punitive discipline policy. Using their convening power and policymaking authority, state boards can coordinate the efforts of educators, mental health professionals, and law enforcement officials to create more equitable measures and improve school climate. “State Policy’s Role in Reversing Trend toward Punitive Discipline” examines how state boards can transform policy and keep students on successful pathways.


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Education Leaders Report: Advancing School Discipline Reform

In “Advancing School Discipline Reform,” American Research Institute researchers Greta Colombi and David Osher explore the latest research about punitive school discipline and zero-tolerance policies, their effects on student achievement, and supportive disciplinary strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness.



Unfinished Business: Addressing Unequal Opportunities in EducationStandard-Cover_May-2015

The State Edition Standard: The Journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education; May 2015