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Minnesota school climates foster positive student engagement

Through advising and training school districts on model discipline code policies and best practices, we can eliminate discipline gaps by race and support students of color and American Indian students for academic and leadership success.

An equitable education system is one that elevates the inherent dignity of all students.

Why Now?

Ending the discipline gap leads to greater equity, inclusion, and student achievement.

Active Initiatives

Solutions Not Suspensions

Solutions Not Suspensions (SNS) is a campaign to end discipline disparities in public school systems. This trailblazing effort is founded on MMEP’s own research, which revealed the way overly-harsh discipline measures and unjust racial biases in local education systems contribute directly to the disproportionate push out of African American boys through detention, suspension, and expulsion.

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2018 election: Addressing school discipline disparities

As Minnesotans consider candidates for state office this fall, it’s important that all candidates understand how deep discipline disparities impact students of color and American Indian students, and that they are prepared as elected officials to make changes that support these students for success in our classrooms, and in the future.

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