On January 29th, SPI data analyst Jason Jabbari presented at a SLU PRiME Center webinar on his research “The Collateral Damages of Suspensions” which demonstrates that attending high-suspension schools is negatively linked to math achievement and college attendance. Panelists emphasized the need for rigorous research on alternatives to suspensions, such as restorative justice.
The webinar guests included:
- Jason Jabbari, Ph. D. data analyst III, Social Policy Institute at Washington University
- Habiba Ibrahim, research associate and data fellow, Saint Louis University & St. Louis Public Schools
- Kaitlin Anderson, Ph. D. assistant professor of educational leadership, Lehigh University
- Gary Ritter, Ph. D. dean; professor at School of Education Saint Louis University