‘High-Surveillance’ Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement

April 2021 – With school shootings cropping up once again on school campuses this spring, school leaders may be tempted to tighten security and surveillance measures as they reopen after months of remote instruction. New research suggests schools that tighten security and surveillance in response to shootings or other acts of violence may worsen long-term discipline disparities and academic progress, particularly for Black students.

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