In 2016, the Legal Aid Justice Center released Suspended Progress, an issue brief on the state of exclusionary discipline in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s public school system for the 2014-2015 academic year. The results were appalling: hundreds of thousands of students excluded from school for weeks and months at a time, with the vast majority of suspensions issued for non-violent, relatively minor misbehavior. Students with disabilities and students of color were disproportionately suspended and expelled at two-and-a-half and threeand-a-half times the rate of their white and non-disabled peers, respectively. Tens of thousands of suspensions were issued to very young students in elementary grades. These results from the 2014-2015 school year also represented an increase in the Virginia suspension rate after four years of a downward trend. When we reviewed the disciplinary outcome data reported by local school divisions to the Virginia Department of Education for the 2015-16 academic year, we were hoping the prior year had been an aberration. After doing our homework, our hopes were dashed: Virginia schools continue to issue a huge number of out-ofschool suspensions, posting a slight increase from even the 2014-2015 totals.