Positive Alternatives to Suspending and Expelling Misbehaving Students in Early Childhood Education


Wednesday, November 4, Reclaiming the Promise Public Education Conversation Series -- "Positive Alternatives to Suspending and Expelling Misbehaving Students in Early Childhood Education"

Recent research and news reports show that even very young children--and particularly young children of color--can be subject to harsh and overly punitive school disciplinary practices. At the same time, the need for schools to be safe and orderly places to teach and to learn remains a top priority in poll after poll of parents and the public. Given that punitive disciplinary policies have been shown to be highly ineffective, how do we ensure that schools have more appropriate, more effective policies in place? How do we incorporate social-emotional development into the practice of schools? How do we ensure that suspension and expulsion--the cheapest disciplinary response available to schools--are seen as a last resort and not a first response, especially for young children? And how do we ensure that all schools are warm and welcoming places that are fair and effective in the treatment of all students?


--Lise Fox, Professor and Co-Director, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

--Tala Manassah, Deputy Executive Director, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

--Ralph Smith, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Annie E. Casey Foundation

-- Ken Zarifis, President, Education Austin

To be held from NOON to 2 PM (lunch provided) at AFT, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

RSVP:  http://www.shankerinstitute.org/webform/alternatives-to%20-suspending-expelling-registration


Washington D.C.
Event Time: 
November 2015