Saturday, November 1, 2014

Report: Time to End Harmful, Exclusionary School Discipline Policies

June 3, 2014 by twalker  
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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s beyond time to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, concludes an authoritative report released this week by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in collaboration with NEA and hundreds of other student advocacy groups, professional organizations, and practitioners. Millions of students are removed from their classrooms every year, and overwhelmingly [...]

Stemming the Flow of the School-to-Prison Pipeline

May 15, 2013 by twalker  
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By Cindy Long There’s a disturbing trend taking place in our public schools, especially in high poverty neighborhoods – where hallways and grounds are patrolled by police and disciplinary problems are no longer handled by counseling and detention but by suspension and arrest. Known as the school-to-prison pipeline, the trend is turning our adolescent students [...]

Scrutiny Intensifies Around Zero Tolerance, School to Prison Pipeline

July 23, 2012 by twalker  
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By Ava Wallace As suspensions and expulsions continue at an alarming rate across the nation, lawmakers are taking another look at decade-old zero tolerance discipline policies that are doing more harm than good. Civil rights advocates have long called out harsh disciplinary measures for the disproportionate effect they have on at-risk students and students of [...]