In Summer 2011, Education Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder announced the launch of a collaborative project—the Supportive School Discipline Initiative (Initiative)—between the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) to support the use of school discipline practices that foster safe, supportive, and productive learning environments while keeping students in school. Below are a few of the major milestones achieved since the initiative launched.
ED and HHS Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings
Includes recommendations from federal agencies to support families, early childhood programs, and states in preventing and severely limiting expulsion and suspension practices in early childhood settings.
School Discipline Consensus Project.
Includes recommendations to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through improved cross-agency efforts involving behavioral health, education, juvenile justice, social services, law enforcement, and child welfare.
Rethinking School Discipline.
Remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the Release of the Joint ED-DOJ School Discipline Guidance Package Release, January 8, 2014. Please review the remarks of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the release event.
Dear Colleague Letter on the Nondiscriminatory Administration of School Discipline.
Guidance letter prepared with our partners at the U.S. Department of Justice describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
English [PDF, 587KB] | En español [PDF, 644KB]
This guidance document draws from emerging research and best practices to describe three key principles and related action steps that can help guide state- and locally-controlled efforts to improve school climate and school discipline..
Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources.
Index of the extensive federal technical assistance and other resources on school discipline and climate available to schools and districts.
Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations.
Document describing an online tool that catalogues the laws and regulations related to school discipline in each of the 50 States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico states and compares laws across states and jurisdictions. You can access the description of the compendium [PDF, 674KB], and you can access the tool itself online.
Overview of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative.
Outline of recent federal efforts on these issues through the interagency Supportive School Discipline Initiative.
- 2014 Discipline FAQ
Provides an overview of the 2014 School Discipline Guidance Package.
School Discipline Guidance Package FAQs
Paquete de Orientación Sobre la Disciplina Escolar, Preguntas y Respuestas
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