from Politico Morning Ed and AASA:
The School Superintendents Association and the Children's Defense Fund asked 500 school superintendents how and why they use out-of-school suspension. Out of the 92 percent who thought the punishment leads to negative consequences, more than two-thirds of superintendents said lost class time is the biggest problem. Out of the 85 percent who felt out-of-school suspension yields positive effects, about a third said it improves school climate. Eighty-two percent said they make sure suspended students are able to make up work and receive full credit for time spent out of school and 50 percent said they provide students with access to tutoring and academic help. Eighty-four percent of superintendents said their districts have updated their code of conduct within the last three years, but urban districts were more likely to think their codes needed revision. More: http://bit.ly/1skT0vZ.