36 percent drop in school suspensions at Chicago Public Schools

Monday, February 10, 2014

A revised Chicago Public Schools student code of conduct has led to a 36 percent drop in school suspensions over the past several school years, CPS officials said Friday.

In 2012, CPS changed its student code of conduct to limit disciplinary actions that took kids out of the classroom. The new code of conduct encourages school staffers to develop alternative strategies and options for dealing with disciplinary issues, including conflict resolution techniques, anger coping therapy and intervention programs.

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