Education and health fact sheet: Suspensions and Expulsions among Young Children

January 12, 2018

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The third policy brief in HPIO’s four-part education and health series describes the importance of a child’s early years for both health and future educational attainment. Adverse environments and experiences during these early years have a critical impact on development and can affect behavior in an educational setting. Certain school disciplinary practices, such as out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, can hinder academic success and reinforce behavioral problems instead of resolving them. This fact sheet provides additional detail on suspensions and expulsions among young children.

More information and tools are available at HPIO’s resource page “Intersections between Education and Health”