Examining Discipline in DC Charter Schools

Fewer Expulsions in D.C. Public Charter Schools in 2012-13 Year. 

The District’s charter schools expelled far fewer students in the 2012-13 school year than the school year before, but individual charters’ expulsion rates continued to vary widely, according to D.C. Public Charter School Board data released Tuesday

Washington Post 10/15/13

 

District Discipline: The Overuse of Suspension and Expulsion in the District of Columbia

Recent research has demonstrated that being excluded from the classroom for disciplinary reasons causes students to be less likely to advance in school and more likely to become involved in the juvenile justice system.  Data from the DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the Public Charter School Board (PCSB), reveal that the District issued over 18,000 suspensions during the 2011-12 school year and suspended over 13% of enrolled students at least once during the school year.

Dc Laywers for Youth, 6/20/13