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Detention

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Detention is a form of school disciplinary action that requires a student to stay after school. Although the term detention may be used for any situation in which a student is required to stay after school (e.g., teacher requiring a student to stay after school to complete an assignment), this term is used more commonly in the context of a standardized, schoolwide discipline system for assigning and managing detention as a disciplinary consequence. Although detention may occur at any grade level, it is used more commonly in secondary schools than in elementary schools.

Detention is a required consequence, intended as a punishment for inappropriate behavior or lack of academic progress. The use of detention should be distinguished from consequences ...

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