Which States Have the Most Punitive School Discipline?

It's hard enough being a kid these days, but when it comes to punitive school discipline, some states make it way harder. Using the most currently available data (2013-14) from the U.S. Department of Education, the states in the brightest color red in the map below are those with the highest combined rates of school suspensions, expulsions, use of restraint and seclusion, paddling, arrests at school, and referral to the police. The lightest states are those that are least punitive.

What Is CPS Anyway?

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions is the empirically supported model first articulated by Dr. Ross Greene in his book The Explosive Child. These days, it's being applied to all kids in a wide array of settings.


Our heartfelt thanks to Alice Rosenwald and Chiara Trento Mai for hosting a gathering in New York City on March 6th...and thanks to all who attended. Thanks also to Stacy and Marc Nevins, who hosted a gathering at the Algonquin Club in Boston on January 30th. And thanks to all those who have hosted other gatherings over the past nine months: Mike Rashes and Cindy Janower in Chestnut Hill, Randi and Joel Cutler in Boston, Meredith Feurtado and Heather Mosley in Greenwich, and Meredith Feurtado and Marisa Brown at the Colony Club in New York City.

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Bills to Watch

Keep an eye on our legislators, both national and regional, to see what bills they're sponsoring that have a direct effect on behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers.


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