Dr. Russ Skiba is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University and former Director of the Equity Project at Indiana University. His research focuses on school violence and school discipline, particularly racial/ethnic disparities in suspension and expulsion. He has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and both houses of Congress. He co-founded the University Alliance for Racial Justice, a group of university-based educators dedicated to supporting the struggle against discrimination and disadvantage, and helped establish the Indiana Educational Equity network, a statewide coalition devoted to educational equity for Indiana’s youth. The most recent Education Week poll identified Skiba as one of the top 200 scholars in the nation influencing educational policy.
Senate Bill 202: What Exactly is “Intellectual Diversity?”
By: Russ Skiba - February 19, 2024
A great deal of the discussion around Senate Bill 202 has focused on its impact on university faculty, potentially the loss of tenure. But, with apologies to my friends in the academy, that is not the most important and most dangerous provision of the bill. The central revision of current law in SB 202 takes […]
Third grade retention: to understand its effects, look at all the data
By: Russ Skiba, James Joseph "Jim" Scheurich and Hardy Murphy - January 25, 2024
Few moments in the rites of passage through childhood are as important as the news of whether one is promoted to the next grade or retained another year in one’s current grade. Ask any parent about the exhilaration and feeling of accomplishment accompanying news that your child is promoted, or the traumatic child and family […]