- Under the regulations approved Tuesday by Maryland's State Board of Education, zero tolerance policies with automatic consequences will be banned in favor of a "rehabilitative approach" to discipline.
- Schools will also be required to ensure that minority and special education students don't receive harsher punishments.
- The policy will face a final vote next month.
From the article:
BALTIMORE — Maryland education officials have approved changes to the state’s discipline policy that are meant to cut back on suspensions and expulsions.
The State Board of Education approved the new regulations Tuesday. The changes come amid a national debate about whether too many students are suspended or expelled for offenses that could be handled in other ways. ...