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In-School Suspensions Supply Beneficial Punishment

An excerpt from the Connecticut State Department of Educations Guidelines for In-school and Out-of-school suspensions, issued by commissioner Mark K. McQuillan. |Photo Graphic by Petey Menz '11

December 9, 2009

On July 1, 2009, the Connecticut State Department of Education mandated that schools aim to lower the number of students being suspended outside of school for violating district rules, but this law was quickly rescinded. The alternative to suspending so many students outside of school would be an increase in the number of in-school suspensions. “The stat...

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