The CSG Justice Center released five briefs prepared by the National Conference of State Legislatures related to school safety, climate, and discipline-related issues as part of the School Discipline Consensus Project.
School Discipline Consensus Report Resources
The School Discipline Consensus Report draws on data, research, and information from a wide range of sources. Surveys, legislative issue briefs, and other materials were compiled by the CSG Justice Center to inform this report. There has also been an impressive recent focus on school disciplinary issues by government agencies, respected researchers, and organizations from across the nation. The featured resources on this site are far from exhaustive, but are meant to help orient users to the extensive research and tools available in multiple fields. In addition, the Justice Center has developed a number of materials to complement and distill key aspects of the report for different audiences. Collectively, the materials are meant to support individuals and organizations committed to providing all students and educators with safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments, while promoting the use of alternatives to suspensions, expulsions, and arrests when appropriate.
This list is intended to provide an overview of the field and is not exhaustive of all of the organizations working on this issue. The School Discipline Consensus Report and the Consensus Project website will house additional resources on school discipline and related topics.
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Previous Justice Center Research
Responses to the AASA-CSG Justice Center survey shed new light on current student discipline policies and practices in school districts across the country. The survey focuses primarily on issues related to school climate and culture, behavioral health, and safety. The results also provide insight into the challenges school districts face in improving their discipline systems.