Over five years, the Pinellas County, Florida, school district has seen the number of student disciplinary actions drop by almost half.
You might think that means kids are behaving better, and schools are running more smoothly. District leaders like to credit the decline to new programs aimed at dealing with problems before they get out of control.
But some teachers say that’s not necessarily what’s happening.
Hear Tampa Bay Times reporter Megan Reeves discuss with Jeff Solochek what she learned while looking into the numbers.