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Restorative Justice Now

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

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A Miami Model for Supporting Black Girls

It’s no secret that in far too many communities across the country, the lives of Black girls STILL don’t matter. School and community investments fail to address the unique challenges Black girls face due to their race, gender and sexual identity. In many ways, Miami, Florida is no different. In Miami-Dade County, Black girls face harsher discipline in school and in the juvenile justice system. Their criminalization, trauma, and mental health needs are consistently erased from public discourses on education and mass incarceration. Too often, they lack access to critical sexual and mental health supports, especially…

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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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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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MS Parents Urge Federal Intervention in County Schools due to Persistent Racial Discrimination

The district continues to suspend, expel, and arrest Black students and students with disabilities at disproportionate rates.

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Civil Rights Group Celebrates SCOTUS Ruling, Reiterates Need for Racially Representative Schools

Education is richest when student bodies reflect the unique makeup of our communities.

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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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