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Houston School Board Reverses Course, Reconsiders Suspension Ban

For several months now, the Houston school board has grappled with how it disciplines its youngest students. After initially rejecting a proposed ban on suspensions, the board has reversed course, and — with a final vote next month — might ban suspensions after all. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee explains. Then we revisit a […]

For several months now, the Houston school board has grappled with how it disciplines its youngest students. After initially rejecting a proposed ban on suspensions, the board has reversed course, and — with a final vote next month — might ban suspensions after all.

News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee explains. Then we revisit a conversation we had last fall with Morgan Craven about the nonprofit Texas Appleseed's research into the incidence and impact of suspensions for kindergarten through second grade students.

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Houston School Board Reverses Course, Reconsiders Suspension Ban (News 88.7, Jan. 26, 2016)
Why The Houston School Board Refused To Ban Suspensions (Houston Matters, Nov. 17, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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