Green Dot’s Suspension Rates are Higher than Reported, but they are Mostly In-School Suspensions.

Last week, I reported that Green Dot’s suspension rates were some of the highest in the city. The top three suspension rates for all LAUSD schools in 2016-17 were Green Dot schools. And across their entire network, the suspension rate appeared to be significantly higher than the rest of the district.  And yet, had an […]

Green Dot’s Suspension Rates Continue to be Remarkably High

A month ago, the California Department of Education released 2016-17 data on suspension rates. When they were released, several news outlets looked at the aggregate data and noted that problems still existed (KPCC and EdSource). But when I dug into the data I noticed something kind of strange. Green Dot’s suspension rates are astronomically high. […]

2016 Year in Review

It has been just over 300 days since I started this blog, and in that time, I have written 95 posts. I started it as a dinky little Tumblr account, and have grown into a full-on Blog. And while I started by just sharing this with my students and friends, there are now people, whom I have never […]