To Expel or Not to Expel

Recent studies reveal that expulsion and suspension in early child care programs are 10 times more likely than in K-12. Furthermore, these data suggest disturbing gender and racial disparities in the practice. Children who are expelled or suspended from school are more likely to experience academic failure and grade retention, hold negative views of schools and education, are at greater risk of dropping out, and have increased rates of incarceration. To Expel or Not to Expel covers the conditions and risk factors that lead to expulsion and suspension, strategies to promote social-emotional development in children and personal well-being in educators, ways to develop trusting partnership with families, and discipline practices that reduce the risk of suspension and expulsion. This is a 4-hour course worth .4 CEUs.