Commentary: Minnesota’s New, Common-Sense Approach to School Discipline Policy Should Be a Model for Other States

By: Lauren Morando Rhim

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights recently announced collaborative agreements with five school districts and five charter schools to address practices that lead to disproportionate discipline of students of color and students with disabilities. The objective is to address “implicit bias that influences perceptions of student behavior.” Two districts in which the department was unable to develop agreements are most likely headed to court due to practices alleged to have resulted in educational discrimination ... Read the full article here.