408. Preventing Expulsion & Suspension, Promoting Equity, and the Relationship to Quality Improvement Strategies
|Date:||Monday July 16, 2018|
|Time:||3:30 PM - 5:00 PM|
Reducing and ultimately preventing expulsion and suspension in early childhood requires taking action at each level of the system. This session will highlight the research and use the following frames to understand what contributes to a context in which suspension/expulsion is the outcome: structural quality, bias, trauma, and limited knowledge of child development. We will explore state examples through an equity lens, and discuss common pitfalls and barriers, ways to work through those challenges, and ways to organize a multifaceted state strategy. We will also examine the interconnections between expulsion prevention efforts and state quality improvement efforts.