Find your next job fast at the Jan. 28 Virtual Career Fair. Register now.
Education Report Roundup

Student Discipline

By Debra Viadero — June 14, 2005 1 min read

A summary of the report, “Which Schools Take Severe Disciplinary Actions? A Secondary Analysis of School Survey on Crime and Safety,” is posted by the News Bureau at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Large secondary schools that enroll high numbers of poor children are more likely than other schools to transfer, suspend, or expel troublemaking students, a recent study shows.

Motoko Akiba, a researcher from the University of Missouri- Columbia, analyzed national data from the 2000-01 school year on 2,270 elementary and secondary schools. On average, she found, schools took severe disciplinary measures against students 14 times a year, most often because students were involved in a fight or a physical attack or because of insubordination.

But, all other factors being equal, large, high-poverty secondary schools imposed eight more harsh punishments per school year than did smaller, more affluent schools.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
Branding Matters. Learn From the Pros Why and How
Learn directly from the pros why K-12 branding and marketing matters, and how to do it effectively.
Content provided by EdWeek Top School Jobs
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
How to Make Learning More Interactive From Anywhere
Join experts from Samsung and Boxlight to learn how to make learning more interactive from anywhere.
Content provided by Samsung
Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How Educators Can Respond to a Post-Truth Era
How do educators break through the noise of disinformation to teach lessons grounded in objective truth? Join to find out.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Director of Information Technology
Montpelier, Vermont
Washington Central UUSD
Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellow August 2021 - June 2022
New York City, New York (US)
Great Oaks Charter Schools
Director of Athletics
Farmington, Connecticut
Farmington Public Schools
Head of Lower School
San Diego, California
San Diego Jewish Academy

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 13, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read