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.”
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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.
The Alliance for Excellent Education presents a webinar on the work being done to ensure that all students are learning in an environment that does not criminalize them but rather keeps them safe, instills social and emotional learning, and includes a strong academic program.
This event will focus on improving school culture and academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to school discipline, classroom management and other student behavior interventions.
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.
In 2010-2011, Principal Javier Martinez suspended 49 students and expelled six. Last year, he suspended 15 and expelled only one. This school year, with the help of the Restorative Justice League, he's going for double zeros.
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.
AIR will host a discussion of positive approaches to school discipline with an expert panel holding decades of experience in research and practice.
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.”
Michigan is taking a hard look at disciplinary practices in an effort to disrupt the so-called “school to prison pipeline.”
A measure that would add cyberbullying to the state's anti-bullying law is headed to the floor of the state Senate after a committee vote Tuesday.
None of the Above explores race, poverty, education policies and incarceration in North Carolina.
A new law that encourages alternatives to police involvement in school discipline matters was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week, just days after the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $44 million to beef up the number of police officers in schools nationwide, including California.
Facebook announced Thursday it will launch a new campaign to combat cyberbullying, in a partnership with the state of Maryland, where the company will begin a pilot program.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Dignity in Schools Campaign kicked off its 4th annual Week of Action Against School Pushout involving over 60 organizations in 42 cities and 24 states. As the Gay-Straight Alliance Network has recently noted, to address student push out, we should closely examine our response to bullying.
This conference convenes state and national expertsto discuss the latest research on school safety and violence prevention.