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School-to-Prison Pipeline

Across the country, school systems are shutting the doors of academic opportunity for students and funneling them, unnecessarily, into the juvenile and criminal justice system. The school to prison pipeline is a racial justice crisis: students pushed out of school are disproportionately students of color. Our Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track Project reduces the use of out-of-school suspensions and ends criminalization of students, while developing nurturing learning environments. We work at both the national level and on the ground with our community partners, including young people, to examine, expose and reform practices that lead to the criminalization of students. Our groundbreaking work in this area has led to significant change and supported the leadership development of students.
Webinar & Action Kit: Combating ICE Enforcement in Public Schools

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A Miami Model for Supporting Black Girls

It’s no secret…

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Community Advocates Organize to Suspend School Police from Jeffersontown High School

The very same police that are killing Black youth in the streets have found their way into our schools.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools: The Hidden Truth

Are public schools making as much progress on school climate as they claim?

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New Report by National Leaders on School-to-Prison Pipeline Gives Miami-Dade County Public Schools Failing Grade on School Climate

What students need in this moment are counselors and mental health professionals, comprehensive sex education and restorative justice programming. Not police and practices that further calcify the school-to-prison pipeline.

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U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Finds Persistent Racial Disparities in School Discipline and Policing

The OCR data confirms what the community has long assessed; there is a war on Black youth through increased police presence and occupation of their schools.

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Civil Rights Organizations Call for Accountability in Police Assault of Woodland Hills, PA Student

There is a fundamental mismatch between the nurturing school climate students need to learn and grow, and the culture of policing, a culture primarily tasked with law enforcement.

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Video of North Carolina Police Officer’s Assault of Black Female Student Shows Why Cops Don’t Belong in Schools

Schools should be a safe place for learning and growth for all children. This can’t happen until officers are taken out of schools.

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Expanding Police in Schools Will Not Address Racial Disparities in School Discipline or Keep Our Children Safe

It’s time to start prioritizing student success, not student criminalization.

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Alexandria Students and Civil Rights Groups Release New School Discipline Report, Call for Full Implementation of Restorative Justice Practice

Alexandria’s discipline policy unfortunately mirrors policies nationally that disproportionately push students of color out of school and into prison.

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Restorative Justice Now

A Community Review of Alexandria City Public Schools’ Implementation of Restorative Justice

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Video of School Police Officer Body Slamming Student Demonstrates Need to Remove Police From Schools

This video confirms what data has already shown: School police officers do little keep students safe.

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