We’re investigating the off-the-books ways that children are missing out on school

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We need your help to understand how schools are using informal types of discipline that are not recorded as a suspension or expulsion. We want to better understand why and how often students are being informally removed from classrooms. We are particularly interested in how students with disabilities are affected by these practices.

We appreciate you sharing your story, and we take your privacy seriously.  We will not publish your name or any part of your story without your permission.

If you prefer to contact the reporters directly, please email us at InformalRemovals@hechingerreport.org or you can call us at 212-678-4152.