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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.
Advancement Project Turns 20

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Press Roundtable: New tool preview in advance of DeVos’ keynote in Baltimore

In advance of Secretary DeVos’ keynote address to the Education Writers Association in Baltimore, Advancement Project National Office is providing a media preview to a resource we have developed in order to underscore how the policies being passed by this administration help to uphold a history of criminalizing Black and Brown youth. As Advancement Project enters our 20th year and continues our decades-long fight to dismantle structural racism, we are excited to share our new #AssaultAt map, created in collaboration with the Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ).  

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Philadelphia Student Union, Advancement Project National Office Pen Policy 805 Opposition Letter to Philadelphia Board of Education

PSU releases demands in response to proposed emergency preparedness policy, including removal of metal detectors in schools

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Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Condemn Betsy DeVos’ Opposition to Recommendations of Federal Commission of School Safety

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial…

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Federal Guidance Rapid Response Toolkit

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Rescission of Obama-era School Discipline Guidance is an Attack on Youth of Color

National Education Justice Organizations Denounce DeVos’ Attack of Obama-era Guidance Aimed at Combating Discriminatory Treatment of Students of Color

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National Education Justice Organizations to Host a Day of Action Demanding Police-Free Schools

"The same police that are in schools are the same police shooting down unarmed people in the streets and deporting families."

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‘The Hate U Give’: Another Resource in the Youth Organizing Toolkit

In this heightened moment of political activity, young people are in need of an outlet to voice their concerns and feel empowered to impact what’s going on around them. The film, “The Hate U Give” makes an important point about what many young people of color experience, what they are witnessing and how to be politically engaged by it.

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6 Things You Need to Know about School Policing

From our new report "We Came to Learn"

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Tools to create #PoliceFreeSchools

We Came to Learn report and action kit

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We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools

Safety does not exist when Black & Brown young people are forced to interact with a system of policing that views them as a threat and not as students.

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Action Camp 2018: Policing Race

Historically, Advancement Project’s…

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