School officials to consider ‘adverse childhood experiences’ before discipline

State senator from Memphis sponsored new law

By Updated: September 05, 2019 4:21 PM CT | Published: September 05, 2019 4:16 PM CT

Schools across Tennessee will start delving into traumatic experiences in students’ lives as part of a new law targeting “exclusionary” discipline under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Katrina Robinson, a first-term Memphis Democrat.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Katrina Robinson Mark White
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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