Experts: Milwaukee needs to emphasize behavioral intervention over suspensions

Milwaukee schools need to get to the heart of student behavioral issues and focus on prevention, using suspension as a last resort, a team of national experts with the Council of Great City Schools says in a recent report to district leaders. During the 2007-2008 school year, more than a quarter of students were suspended at least once. The team said, "The number of suspensions is higher in the MPS than it is in any other urban district that the Council has visited."

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