SUSPENDED: Out of School, Out of Luck
After more than two years of research, Washington Appleseed and TeamChild are happy to present the state-wide report, Reclaiming Students. The report presents five key findings from our team's research and a series of recommendations for addressing the challenges identified in each finding. Each section discusses a finding at length based on analysis of our own qualitative and quantitative data, as well as data available through the Office of Superindendent of Public Instruction. We have made efforts to include real stories from students around the state to bring the numbers to life and illustrate the tangible impacts of our findings. These stories are coupled with stakeholder feedback in each section.The report also includes appendices with additional data tables, more detailed information from stakeholder interviews, and profiles of districts that are meeting the challenges of rethinking exclusionary discipline in innovative and successful ways.
Did you know that...
- In Washington State, students missed over 70,000 days of school in the 2009-2010 school year due to exclusionary discipline practices like expulsion.
- Students of color, low income-students and students with disabilities are far more likely to be removed from class and/or suspended.
- Suspensions add up—many students with a pattern of discipline problems lose credits, fail courses and fall behind in school due to their time out of class.
Students can’t learn if they aren’t in class. Join League of Education Voters, Washington Appleseed and TeamChild for presentation on these findings and more.
This event is free and open to the public! Come at 6pm for a Resource Fair!
Thank you to our sponsors for making this a reality.
Boeing, Microsoft and Perkins Coie, LLP
Event LocationNew Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118