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Evidence on School Discipline Impacts and Disparities – For Missouri and Beyond

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