Canales, R., & Merwald, E. (2019, February 25). How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

A high-poverty elementary school in Texas has reduced suspensions by 97% while raising academic achievement by focusing on transforming school culture, write Renee Canales, principal, and Elizabeth Merwald, behavior and prevention specialist. Canales and Merwald offer five ways to boost school culture, including by implementing a positive approach to classroom management.

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