News surrounding a confrontation in a Baltimore school is raising new questions about the role race plays in discipline for black girls.
News and Events: The Pipeline to Prison
Girls of color, and African American girls in particular, face many of the same challenges as boys inside the classroom, including huge differences compared to white students in the frequency and manner in which they’re disciplined.
The state’s landmark school finance law has prompted most major California school districts to pledge to reduce student suspensions, hire more counselors and use positive alternatives to deal with misbehavior, according to a recent study released.
This school and the Oakland Unified School District are at the forefront of a new approach to school misconduct and discipline. Instead of suspending or expelling students who get into fights or act out, restorative justice seeks to resolve conflicts and build school community through talking and group dialogue.
For all the attention placed on problems that black boys face in terms of school discipline and criminal justice, there is increasing focus on the way those issues affect black girls as well.
This summit brought together states and communities that have been actively engaged in school discipline and juvenile justice reform to refresh their knowledge base, leverage resources and relationships, build on what they have started, and inspire each other to make continued change.
This webinar will review a groundbreaking report released by the CSG Justice Center in June 2014, which provides 60 bipartisan field-driven policy and practice recommendations to provide students with safe, productive learning environments; effectively respond to students’ behavioral health needs; limit the use of suspensions, expulsions, and referrals to the juvenile justice system for minor, school-based offenses, and support educators in building positive school and classroom climates.
What are the unintended consequences of bad school discipline policies? One consequence is the channeling of fairly inoffensive young people into the criminal justice system.
The Obama administration issued guidelines that recommended public school officials use law enforcement only as a last resort for disciplining students, a response to a rise in zero-tolerance policies that have disproportionately increased the number of arrests, suspensions and expulsions of minority students for even minor, nonviolent offenses.
Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers, this conversation is designed to engender a lively and informative discussion about who zero-tolerance discipline policies in American schools have often led to the criminalization of student misbehavior and the creation of what many call the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
The Sentencing Project reports that students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately subjected to out of school suspension in North Carolina and that the number of suspensions doubled during the Bloomberg administration in New York City. Comparatively, school discipline reforms in Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools and for Los Angeles Unified School District are realizing positive change.
In Florida, one of the nation's largest school districts has overhauled its discipline policies with a single purpose in mind — to reduce the number of children going into the juvenile justice system.
One of the nation's largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce the number of students being charged with crimes for minor offenses.
Some Washington, DC schools say they need to suspend students to be successful. But research shows that suspending students makes them more likely to fail academically and run afoul of the law. Are there other disciplinary measures that work better?
This webinar will provide an overview of the School to Prison Pipeline examining how the overuse of suspension and the presence of police in schools affect young people.
Kids are certainly not profiting from what's known as the school-to-prison pipeline. So who is? In many cases, for-profit youth detention centers, whose parent corporations are rewarded with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts. And they're not exactly in the business of helping kids.
Former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye and the NYC School-Justice Partnership Task Force presented a new report called, “Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court.”
None of the Above explores race, poverty, education policies and incarceration in North Carolina.