The School of Social Work's Social Work Community Outreach Service was award $75,000 from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation! The purpose of this grant is to support the work of the Positive Schools Center. The Positive Schools Center, an initiative of SWCOS, plans to partner with each of the 24 Maryland school districts to identify and collaborate around issues related to school climate and punitive discipline, especially when those issues result in high rates of suspensions and expulsions. The Positive Schools Center further seeks to help districts comply with the new state regulations related to suspensions and reduce the disproportionately high rates of suspensions and expulsions of children of color and children with disabilities from public schools across the State of Maryland.
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