News and Events

School-to-Prison Pipeline Intact in North Carolina and New York, Curbed in South Florida and Los Angeles

Race & Justice News (The Sentencing Project)

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.

School Police Under Greater Focus

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

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.