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Youth of Color Coalition Rallies at U.S. Capitol and White House to Reject Harmful School Safety Policies

Dignity in Schools

On Monday, March 4th, youth of color from across the country held a rally on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol followed by a march to the White House to call on Congress and the Obama administration to reject school safety policies that criminalize students of color, immigrant youth, LGBTQ students and students with disabilities, and push them out of school.

Scandals Over Attendance, Test Scores Widen in Schools

The Boston Globe

A former superintendent went to prison in Texas for conspiring to remove low-performing students from classrooms to boost average test scores. Principals in Oklahoma and Missouri are out of their jobs after attendance-related scandals. It’s all part of a percolating national saga in which grown-ups — not children — are accused of cheating. 

Supportive School Discipline Webinar Series

Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services provided a Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series was designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students.