Even as suspensions fall, Memphis students being kicked out of school longer, data shows

By Updated: December 17, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 14, 2018 2:55 PM CT
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<div class="credit"><strong>Memphis alternative school students work with local activist Keedran Franklin, in yellow, to brainstorm policy proposals to prevent other youth from being incarcerated. At the top of the list were mentoring and jobs. Just below that was a call to eliminate suspensions and expulsions and replace them with fostering better relationships between teachers and students.</strong> (<span>Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)</span></div>
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Memphis alternative school students work with local activist Keedran Franklin, in yellow, to brainstorm policy proposals to prevent other youth from being incarcerated. At the top of the list were mentoring and jobs. Just below that was a call to eliminate suspensions and expulsions and replace them with fostering better relationships between teachers and students. (Laura Faith Kebede/Chalkbeat)

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Shelby County Schools Expulsions Suspensions

Laura Faith Kebede

Laura Faith Kebede covers Memphis schools for Chalkbeat Tennessee. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and most recently covered county government, schools and religion at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia.


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