Last year, we published a collaborative, data-driven report which found that Black girls in Massachusetts schools are nearly 4 times more likely to be disciplined than their white counterparts.

Now, we’ve brought together a Community Advisory Board – made up of students, educators, advocates, and organizations from around the state – to conduct a new study that will explore the stories behind these statistics, dig deeper into disciplinary disparities, and amplify how we can change current discipline practices to build school environments where all students are safe and supported.

We want to hear from girls of color about their experiences with discipline in Massachusetts schools, and recruitment to participate in this community-led study is OPEN.

We encourage female-identifying students of color who have experienced suspension, expulsion, or a school-related arrest to take this brief survey to see if you qualify to be a part of this research study

Girls who participate in the study will be compensated and receive $25/hour.

Please share this opportunity with your networks, and reach out to Melanie Rush, Research and Policy Associate, at if you have any questions.


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