Jim Warren at the Herald-Leader reports “Fayette schools try to cut suspension rates for disabled, minorities.”
The district – and a number of others – has much higher suspension rates for minorities and students with learning disabilities. The new agreement involves trying a program to work on the behaviors that lead to these statistics.
Children’s Law Center is now trying to set up similar agreements in other school districts including: Scott, Madison, Jefferson, Boone, Christian, Hardin, Hopkins and Warren counties and Paducah Independent.
Whether this traditional public school application of such an approach will work remains to be seen, but it should be noted that charter schools spend a lot of time on developing better behavior in their students. The results in charter schools are often dramatically better performance.