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School Suspension Project

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on 13 April 2015

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Transcript of School Suspension Project

Clock Program and School Suspension Project
Community Responses
Based on the data, prevention seeks to:
Develop a multi-faceted model to determine the short-term and long-term effects of providing wrap-around services and supports to chronically suspended (traumatized) youth
Using one district's numbers
By the Numbers
African American students are more likely to receive a disciplinary action than any other ethnic group
Teaching Tolerance (2009), found students who were suspended even once were 30-50% more likely to be suspended again.
From Here to There
Being suspended, even once, in 9th grade is associated with a twofold increase in the likelihood of dropping out, an increase from 16% to 32% (Balfanz, 2013).
Disrupting the Pipeline to Prison through Prevention
Comparison of Juvenile Arrests in Top Ten Counties in Michigan
2008 vs 2012

Kalamazoo Public Schools Graduation Rates

Clock Program: After-school focused
School Suspension Project: On-Campus Prevention and Off-Campus Alternative
Now What? So What?
Summary of data:
Largest school district in county
Approx. equal percentage of African American and White students
Predominantly low SES
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