Charter Discipline: The Impact on Students
Students in Monica Farren's 6th grade English class read outside during a poetry exercise at Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School in San Diego.—Sandy Huffaker for Education Week

Charter Schools' Discipline Policies Face Scrutiny

Some major urban districts are working to establish more consistent standards for expulsion and suspension policies in charter schools. February 20, 2013 - Education Week

Q&A: KIPP CEO Addresses Impact of Discipline Policies

In an exclusive interview with Education Week, Richard Barth talks about expulsion and suspension policies in his charter school network. February 20, 2013 - Charters & Choice Blog

New Orleans Schools Unite on Expulsions

With dozens of charter schools, the Crescent City had dozens of different discipline policies. February 20, 2013 - Education Week

Charter Discipline: A Tale of Two Students

Does penalizing students for a laundry list of common infractions—both minor and more serious—instill self-discipline, or lead some to become alienated from school? February 20, 2013 - Education Week

Discipline Data: Charters vs. Noncharters

This infographic compares out-of-school suspension and expulsion rates in charter schools with traditional public schools. February 20, 2013 - Education Week

About This Series
Charter schools' freedom to set and enforce their own discipline rules has raised concerns among educators, policymakers, and parents, who worry that strict policies may push students out of some schools for minor infractions. This series, Charter Discipline: The Impact on Students, examines those practices. Education Week analyzes national and district-level data on student expulsions and suspensions and tracked efforts in some urban districts to establish uniform disciplinary standards for charters and regular public schools.

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