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Title:  Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools: 1996-97
Description: This report presents findings from the Principal/School Disciplinarian Survey on School Violence commissioned by NCES to obtain current data on school violence and other discipline issues in our nation's public elementary and secondary schools. The survey requested information about 1) the actual number of specific crimes that had occurred at school during the 1996-97 academic year; 2) principals' perceptions about the seriousness of a variety of discipline issues at their schools; 3) the types of disciplinary actions schools took against students for some serious violations; and 4) the kinds of security measures and violence prevention programs that were in place in public schools.
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Cover Date: March 1998
Web Release: March 18, 1998
Print Release: March 18, 1998
Publication #: NCES 98030
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Sheila Heaviside, Cassandra Rowand, Catrina Williams, and Elizabeth Farris (Westat, Inc.); Shelley Burns and Edith McArthur, project officers (NCES)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
Fast Response Survey System (FRSS)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Shelley K. Burns.
 
 
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