Tag Archives: school discipline

As School Discipline Disparities Rise, LCCR Releases Toolkit for Families and Educators to Improve Discipline

According to new data released by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, one-year after implementing Massachusetts’ new school discipline law, out-of-school suspension rates are climbing slightly, but especially for students of color, English Language Learners, and Students with Disabilities. The Enterprise: “Racial Disparity Remains in School Suspension Rates”  “The last thing we want

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Lawyers’ Committee Moves to Intervene in Charter Cap Case on Behalf of Students of Color, Students with Disabilities, and English Language Learners

Boston, MA – Students of color, students with disabilities, and English language learners, together with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP, moved today to intervene in the pending litigation over the cap on charter schools, arguing that the cap is necessary to preserve educational opportunities for students in traditional public schools. The would-be

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Combating Racial Harassment through Restorative Justice in Schools

Throughout the last school year, our client, a bi-racial student in a coastal Massachusetts school district, experienced significant racial harassment and alienation at the hands of his white high school peers, and felt little support from school leaders in addressing it.  The Lawyers’ Committee represented the student and his family in negotiations with the district

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Not Measuring Up: Press Release

      Contact: Matt Cregor, Staff Attorney 617-988-0609 mcregor@lawyerscom.org   Massachusetts’ Students of Color and Students with Disabilities Receive Disproportionate Discipline, Especially in Charter Schools. Massachusetts’ public school students lost at least 200,000 days in the classroom to discipline in the 2012-13 school year, according to the state’s most recent data and a new

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