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Discipline in Schools

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Students at a Cape Cod school concert

On The Point, we discuss school discipline, its particular impacts on students of color, and students with high needs or disabilities. We also talk about alternatives to exclusionary discipline.
Kathryn Eident hosts the following guests on the program:

Russell Skiba, Professor Emeritus, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, and Director of the Equity Project at Indiana University

Dhakir Warren, Director of Student Affairs at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School

Marc Smith, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, E.L. Director, Monomoy Regional High School

Elizabeth Hallet, Superintendent, Nantucket Public Schools

Here's a link to the Dignity In Schools website, with more information on disparities in the use of school discipline by race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.