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Thursday, February 21 • 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Equity in School Discipline: Don’t Suspend Me!

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This workshop is designed to shine a light on the disproportionality in school discipline with students of color and special education students. The purpose of this workshop is to help educators understand the positive impact of creating effective behavior systems in schools that are equitable for ALL students. An alternative discipline overview will be provided using the book Don’t Suspend Me! as a framework for designing effective discipline using restorative, reflective, and instructional methods of supports.
Learning Outcomes: 
•Demonstrate the need for establishing equitable behavior tiered systems in schools.
•Reflect on current discipline practices in relation to equity and disproportionality.
•Develop a baseline understanding of how to utilize the alternative discipline framework.

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Jessica Hannigan

Assistant Professor, Fresno State
Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an assistant professor in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fresno. She has extensive experience in P-12 general education and special education administration at the school and district level.She also works as an educational consultant... Read More →
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John Hannigan

Fresno County Office of Education
John Hannigan, Ed. D., is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education for over 15 years as a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and teacher.Under his nine years as principal at Reagan... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:15pm - 4:00pm PST