NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion of discipline in schools on Sunday, Sept. 17, in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave. Nashville 37203). The taping begins promptly at 3 p.m.; doors open and reception at 2:30 p.m. The event concludes at 4:30 p.m. This event is FREE, but RSVP is required at nptamgrad2017.eventbrite.com.
Metro Nashville Public Schools has one of the highest student suspension rates in Tennessee and disproportionately high suspension rates for children of color. High suspension rates lead to greater risk of school dropout, resulting in increasing social and economic costs to our community.
School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall will be a discussion of how disciplinary issues are addressed and the root causes of disparities in school discipline. We will also discuss how we as a community can work together to address this problem in order to create a better future for our students. Special guest Daniel Losen, director of UCLA’s Center for Civil Rights Remedies, will focus on school discipline and its relationship to the “school-to-prison” pipeline.
This town hall will be recorded for future broadcast. School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall premieres on NPT Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m.