Beyond Zero Tolerance

Beyond Zero Tolerance focuses on two forms of exclusion from school that many Pennsylvania public school districts rely upon heavily: out-of-school suspensions (OSS) and removal from school by police, a category that includes arrests and summary offenses.

In this first-time analysis of statewide school discipline data for Pennsylvania, we found that Black and Latino students and students with disabilities have been disproportionately removed from school.

For both forms of exclusion from school, we report our findings and suggest evidence-based best practices.

DOWNLOAD: Beyond Zero Tolerance (Full Report)

Click through the slideshow below for a summary of the report. (Best viewed in full screen mode)


GETTING DATA ON YOUR DISTRICT

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Safe Schools Report for 2011-2012
Use the spreadsheet below to access PDE data related to School Security, Suspensions and Explusion. (Best viewed in full screen mode)

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