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Understanding Racial Inequity in School Discipline Across the Richmond Region

July 15, 2019 |

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In 2015, the Policy and Planning Council of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium commissioned a study on racial disproportionality in school discipline. This multi-year study included a quantitative phase looking at racial disparities in school discipline in metropolitan Richmond and a qualitative phase exploring how people navigate school discipline and perceive racial disproportionality in our region. The final report, titled "Understanding Racial Inequity in School Discipline Across the Richmond Region," offers findings from both phases of the study, including recommendations for research, policy, and practice about how to help address this complex issue. This study represents a collaborative effort between MERC school divisions and the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

 

Other Research Reports from This Study

Why do Racial Disparities in School Discipline Exist?

A Review of Disciplinary Interventions in K12 Public Education

 

Podcast Episodes from This Study

Understanding Racial Inequity in School Discipline Across the Richmond Region (final report episode - 2019)

Ram Bhagat: The Reconciliation Project (2017)

Achieving Racial Equity in School Disciplinary Policies and Practices (introduciton episode - 2016)