[caption id="attachment_64433" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Graduation rates go up, suspensions go down, and schools are safer when school officials do not use zero-tolerance policies but instead work to connect students to services that will give them support, Teske says."][/caption]

Steven C. Teske, a juvenile court judge in Georgia, is leading a movement to change the way schools handle suspensions. He says the zero-tolerance policies that schools began implementing after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings do more harm than good—and the case of 16-year-old Lyndsay Benefiel of Maryland is a prime...

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