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early childhood discipline
April 30, 2019
From dozens of suspensions to one: How this Colorado school stopped removing young children
Changing discipline practices at a suburban Denver elementary school have helped school leaders go from dozens of early elementary suspensions to almost none.
April 16, 2019
A much-needed change or the last straw? Educators take sides on bill limiting early childhood suspensions
Educators share their opinions on proposed legislation that aims to curb the number of out-of-school suspensions given to young Colorado students.
April 12, 2019
Colorado educators, share your thoughts on early childhood suspensions
Colorado could have a new law restricting suspensions of young children. We want to know what educators think.
March 14, 2019
Limit on expulsions and suspensions of young Colorado students clears first legislative hurdle
An effort to limit school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado’s youngest students took its first step to becoming law Thursday.
January 17, 2019
Third try: Will this be the year Colorado gets a law limiting suspensions and expulsions of young children?
Colorado advocates who favor early childhood discipline reform are gearing up for state legislation to curb suspensions and expulsions of young children.
May 9, 2018
Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year
A Chalkbeat analysis shows that in Colorado last year, special education students in kindergarten through second grade received a disproportionate number of suspensions.
April 3, 2018
7 things to know about how Colorado schools punish their youngest students
As educators debate harsh school discipline nationwide, here's a look at which Colorado districts are suspending young children at the highest rates.
try try again
March 29, 2018
Will there be another legislative push to limit early childhood suspensions in Colorado? Not this year.
A year after a state bill to curb suspensions of young students died in the legislature, advocates have decided not to bring forward a new version.
year in review
December 21, 2017
Early childhood discipline, child care deserts and funding challenges in the spotlight during 2017
Amid national debate on the disproportionate number of suspensions given out to young boys of color, Colorado lawmakers grappled with discipline policy in 2017.
May 25, 2017
Meet Colorado’s resident expert on early childhood mental health
Colorado's director of early childhood mental health talks about her background and how the state is helping parents and child care providers when kids act out.
digging into discipline
May 19, 2017
Jeffco Public Schools suspended an average of four young students a day last year — and district officials are paying attention
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's second largest school district, hands out many more suspensions to early elementary students than most other large districts.
April 11, 2017
Not just a Front Range problem: Young boys of color are more likely to be suspended in rural Colorado, too
A Chalkbeat examination of state suspension data shows that such methods disproportionately impact young boys, especially boys of color, in Colorado's rural districts.
April 4, 2017
It seemed like a sure thing. Now a Colorado bill limiting early childhood suspensions and expulsions is on life support.
Legislation that supporters hoped would significantly limit suspensions and expulsions for Colorado’s youngest students has hit what could be a fatal roadblock.
A push for change
November 17, 2016
Plans for tackling Colorado’s early childhood suspension and expulsion problem coming into focus
A loose coalition of education, health and advocacy organizations discussed possible policy changes to prevent early childhood suspension and expulsion in Colorado.
More state support
May 12, 2016
When preschoolers bite and hit, these mental health experts step in to help
The ranks of Colorado's state-funded early childhood mental health consultants will soon double, advancing efforts to combat suspensions and expulsions of young children.
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