Maryland School Board Seeking To Change Suspension Policy | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Maryland School Board Seeking To Change Suspension Policy

Play associated audio
Maryland's school board is aiming to reduce the number of days students are suspended for nonviolent offenses.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wysz/73000961/
Maryland's school board is aiming to reduce the number of days students are suspended for nonviolent offenses.

Maryland's school board is proposing that administrators be allowed to suspend students for more than ten days only if they believe it's the only way to keep the school safe.

The proposal is part of a state effort to cut the number of days students are suspended for nonviolent offenses. The board also proposes studying the disproportionate number of suspensions for minorities and special education students.

In a report that outlines the move away from zero-tolerance policies, the board says it aims to keep students in school as much as possible and require educational support for those who are removed.

The board is seeking public comment over the next 30 days and plans to introduce the changes in April.

NPR

A Puzzle With Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink

Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, "skin" is an anagram of "sink."
NPR

'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by how Christopher McCandless died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a scientific journal, he and a chemist show that the seeds McCandless consumed can contain a toxin.
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.
NPR

3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

You just can't stick a modern mouthpiece on an antique saxophone and get the right sound. The answer could be in the lab.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.