School Discipline Resource Library

 Listed below are a variety of resources to help better understand School Discipline and our work regarding this initiative.

Lessons from Leading Discipline Districts:  

These profiles highlight school districts that are leading the charge to improve discipline, policy and practice, reduce racial disproportionality and improve school climate.



  • In April 2014, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and the Children’s Defense Fund partnered to survey 500 school superintendents to determine the state of district-wide school discipline policies and practices. It examined how and why districts use out-of-school suspension, the revision and parameters of districts’ discipline policies, outside partners districts seek in improving school discipline and efforts underway to create positive school climates to reduce discipline disparities. Download full survey report here [pdf]. Read a summary of key findings here.

AASA in the News

July 2018 

Staff Contact

Bryan Joffe, Project Director, Education and Youth Development

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