NAACP panel focuses on student discipline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Youngstown NAACP brought educators and community members together on Saturday morning.

It was the second in a series of conversations about improving Youngstown City Schools.

Saturday’s panel at McGuffey Centre included guest speakers from the National Education Association and the Advancement Project.

One focus was on the philosophy of student discipline. A policy advocate gave advice on keeping students in the classroom.

“There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here. Really about taking what has been done in another place, and adapting it to the needs of this community. There are lots of great examples of communities out there that have pushed for change within their school districts,” said Dwanna Nicole, Senior Policy Advocate with the Advancement Project.

The local chapter of the NAACP will hold a third symposium on Youngstown Schools that will take place later in March.

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