Suspension Expulsion in Early Childhood Settings Part B



  • Expelling Expulsion: Using the Pyramid Model to Prevent Suspensions, Expulsions, and Disciplinary Inequities in Early Childhood Programs ( PDF; 639k; 6pp.)
    This article discusses the Pyramid Model which is a set of evidence-based practices that promote social emotional competence in young children that shows promise as an evidence-based framework to reduce disproportionate discipline practices in preschool.

  • Suspensions Are Not Support: The disciplining of Preschoolers With Disabilities
    This report presents an analysis highlighting the prevalence of suspensions and expulsions among young children ages 3 to 5 attending early childhood programs. It also provides background on these exclusionary disciplinary practices; presents analysis of recent nationally representative data; and explains the consequences of expulsions and suspensions for all children, specifically children with disabilities and provides recommendations to ensure that all young children—particularly those with disabilities—reap the full benefits of early learning.

  • Bias Isn’t Just A Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem
    This article reports on an experiment done with pre-K teachers and implicit biases and the potential impacts on preschool suspension and expulsion.

  • Report: Students With Disabilities Disciplined Twice As Often As Peers
    A news article reporting that suspension ad expulsion rates for students with disabilities are still approximately two times higher than for their typically-developing classmates.

  • Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations
    This Compendium provides information on school discipline laws and administrative regulations and is designed to help state and local policymakers, as well as school-level personnel and other education stakeholders, better understand the current school discipline practices in our country.

  • Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources ( PDF; 1.4MB; 77pp.)
    The U.S. Department of Education has developed this directory of pre-k–12 school climate and discipline resources, including those developed by technical assistance centers funded by federal agencies. The directory includes titles, electronic links, descriptions, and other relevant information for a range of resources related to research and monitoring, training products and tools, technical assistance centers, federal policy and guidance, and federal initiatives related to school discipline and school climate.