Crossing the Suspension Bridge: Navigating the Road from School Suspension to College Success - How Some Students Have Overcome the Negative Implications of School Suspension to Bridge the Road to College

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Kimberly Kappler Hewitt, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Annually in the US, three million K-12 students will be suspended or put out of school for disciplinary consequences. Urban schools have the most suspensions, but students with lower socioeconomic statuses are suspended more often in all schools. Last year, in North Carolina, African Americans made up 26% of the student population but accounted for 51% of the its suspensions. While much scholarship has attended to the harmful effects of suspension, little attention has been paid to students who achieve academic success despite suspension -- and what educators can do to support the academic success of students with a history of suspension. This research focused on students who have had a history of out of school suspension but have matriculated to higher education. The study focused on college students who have had a history of middle/high school suspension and have gone on to graduate high school and matriculate to higher education.

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Journal of Organizational and Educational Leadership, 2(1)
Language: English
Date: 2016
Impact analysis, Expulsions, Suspensions, Socioeconomic factors, Academic achievement, College students

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