Does Legislating School Discipline Reform Work? A SSWN Research Brief
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Editor’s Note: Here at SSWN we post Research Briefs (RBs) regularly. These RBs were completed by school social workers like you, taking research they’ve found and applying it to their school contexts. These RBs will describe research articles and what the particular study could contribute to your school social work practice, starting as soon as tomorrow. They will cover the kinds of things you see every day in your practice and (hopefully) be written in a way that you can use the information immediately. Today, we’re excited to share an RB by Stephen Hale, a BSW student in SSW researcher (and OSU Doctoral Student) Michelle Patak-Pietrafesa’s class on the challenges of addressing truancy problems in K-12 schools in Arkansas, a topic that seems particularly relevant right now as the country is debating how best to handle student discipline issues with or without police involvement.Truancy-discipline-reform-attempts-in-Arkansas