“School discipline is about teaching students what is expected of them and helping them find success…Kids cannot learn if they are not in class. The success of Minnesota has and continues to be the success of its children.”

--Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

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Research

Examining Race-Based Exclusionary Practices in Special Education

MnEEP partnered with the University of Minnesota Humphrey Policy School and researchers of color from Hamline University and Macalester College to research and write Excluded: How Race Plays a Role in Special Education in Minnesota.

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Networks

Building Networks and Coalitions to End Discipline Disparities

In 2018, MnEEP provided major staff time and resources to support the Minnesota Solutions Not Suspensions (SNS) Coalition, made up of over 35 organizations and individuals. Fortified by MnEEP, SNS is now spinning off to become a freestanding non-profit entity.

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News & Resources

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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