© 2024 Ideastream Public Media

1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 916-6100 | (877) 399-3307

WKSU is a public media service licensed to Kent State University and operated by Ideastream Public Media.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ohio Lawmaker Working on Bill to Reduce Elementary School Suspensions

Image: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock.com
Image: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock.com

State Senator Peggy Lehner, a Republican from Kettering, is working on a bill that would keep young students in school rather than home on suspension or, worse, after an expulsion from school. Her law would force schools to employ other discipline and de-escalation for students age 9 and under. When suspensions happen young, research shows, kids do worse later. We'll get persepctive, too, from a national expert who's pusing for schools nationwide to reform their approach to discipline.

Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, Ohio 6th District  
David Osher, Ph.D., Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research