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The Color of Discipline: Sources of Racial and Gender Disproportionality in School Punishment (PDF)

The article explores common sources of discipline referrals in schools. It is important for practitioners to read because it highlights the role that teachers have in reducing discipline issues in schools.

Skiba, R. J. Michael, R. S., and others, “The Color of Discipline: Sources of Racial and Gender Disproportionality in School Punishment.” Urban Review, 34, 2002: 317-342.

Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity (BOOK)

The book focuses on the experiences of a group of Black male students that have been labeled by school officials as disciplinary problems. It is an important book for practitioners to read because it highlights how students experience schooling, the labels given to them, the expectations held about them and the discipline they receive in school.

Ferguson, A.A. Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School (BOOK)

The book explores how race is talked about and addressed in practice. The book is important because it challenges practitioners to think about how comfortable they are speaking about race in practice and what the implications of their comfort level can be for students.

Pollock, M. Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education (BOOK)

The book describes how court ordered desegregation efforts have subsided in strength. It exposes how school systems have slowly re-segregated since the landmark Brown V. Board of Education decision. It is useful for practitioners who are interested in understanding why school systems look like they do and how segregation is related to inequities in education.

Orfield, G., and Eaton, S. E. Dismantling Desegregation: The Quiet Reversal of Brown v. Board of Education. New York: New Press, 1996.
 

New York State Education Department My Brother's Keeper Guidance Document: Emerging Practices for Schools and Communities [PDF]

This report commissioned by the New York State Education Department explores strategies to help boys and young men of color—and all students—realize their full potential. The report provides an overview of the outcome trends among boys of color in K-12 school environments, and a research review of the most prevalent strategies currently being implemented in schools and communities across the country.

Northeast Comprehensive Center. New York State Education Department My Brother's Keeper Guidance Document: Emerging Practices for Schools and Communities. Albany, NY: New York State Education Department, 2016.

Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity: A Leader's Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds [BOOK]

This book shows how you can uncover the root causes and rally your staff to face the challenge of addressing significant disproportionality.  The content addresses policy, practice, and beliefs necessary for schools to address disproportionality and achieve equity.

Fergus, E. Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity: A Leader's Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2017

The Ongoing Journey of Racial Equity Work: A District Story (RECORDING)

The Ongoing Journey of Racial Equity Work: A District Story was presented by Dr. Ammar Saheli on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. This webinar is presented to you via the State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project (SPPTAP) and the Napa County Office of Education with funding from the California Department of Education.

Note: Images referenced at the end of the webinar can be viewed from the Webinar PowerPoints link below.

Equity Implementation Module San Lorenzo USD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1juzo0vcjeha56r/Equity_Implementation_Model_SLZUSD.pdf?dl=0
Webinar Resources San Lorenzo USD: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vdy8a9h62jk9rf/Webinar_SLZUSD_Resources.docx?dl=0
Webinar PowerPoints: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ju4qdzmkwcydgji/SPPTAP%20Webinar%20SLZUSD_FINAL_HO.pdf?dl=0