This episode focuses on school disciplinary policies that result in pathways to the juvenile justice system and poor educational outcomes. Guests also discuss the role school psychologists have in promoting culturally relevant preventive and responsive school-wide practices that are sensitive to a range of external factors that impact student behavior. This podcast can also be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.
Meet the Participants
Scott Graves (Guest)
Scott L. Graves Jr. is an associate professor of School Psychology at Ohio State University, and his research is focused on identifying strengths in African American children that lead to positive social–emotional and academic outcomes.
Follow Scott on Twitter: @scottgravesjr
Examining Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, Disciplinary Practices, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
The first of a two-part series in Communiqué discusses the negative effects of school policies on specific populations and provides school psychologists with recommendations to address disproportionality.
Examining Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, Disciplinary Practices, and the School-to-Prison Pipline Part II
The second of the two-part series further explores the school-to-prison pipeline, which refers to policies and practices that lead at-risk students to more restrictive settings such as alternative schools and the juvenile justice system.
Racial and Ethinic Disproportionality in Education Position Statement
NASP endorses the implementation of inclusive schools in which specific groups of children are not disproportionately represented in restrictive educational settings.