Report: Instead of Suspension: Alternative Strategies for Effective School Discipline

Knowledge Center

The Duke Center for Child and Family Policy and the Children's Law Clinic have published a compendium of alternative strategies that can be used by school districts to replace their reliance on suspending children from school when they violate school rules. From positive behavioral approaches to providing focused training for teachers to threat assessment, the strategies highlighted in the report can be tried by school districts that want to address misconduct in a positive, instructional way rather than a purely punitive way.