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The School Girls Deserve Report

The School Girls Deserve Report

Now is the time to invest in the schools that young people of color want, need and deserve! The School Girls Deserve Report from

Suspended Progress 2017: An update on the state of exclusionary discipline in Virginia’s public schools

Suspended Progress 2017: An update on the state of exclusionary discipline in Virginia’s public schools

In 2016, the Legal Aid Justice Center released Suspended Progress, an issue brief on the state of exclusionary discipline in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s public…

Locked Out of the Classroom: How Implicit Bias Contributes to Disparities in School Discipline

Locked Out of the Classroom: How Implicit Bias Contributes to Disparities in School Discipline

While racial segregation in schools has been unconstitutional for over fifty years, Black students continue to face discrimination in the form of excessive school discipline.…

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Push Out for Girls of Color

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Push Out for Girls of Color

Schools are unfairly pushing girls out. They suspend girls for minor stuff—like going against strict dress codes or “talking back.” In general, schools suspend Black,…

Policing America’s Schools: An Education Week Analysis– Which Students Are Arrested the Most?

Policing America’s Schools: An Education Week Analysis– Which Students Are Arrested the Most?

In the 2013-14 school year, nearly 70,000 students were arrested in a small share of America's public schools — about 8,000 schools. While every state…

The High Cost of Harsh Discipline and Disparate Impact

The High Cost of Harsh Discipline and Disparate Impact

This report carefully and conservatively quantifies the costs of suspension in two highly populated states, Florida and California, and for the nation.

Children in Crisis: Police Response to Students in Emotional Distress

Children in Crisis: Police Response to Students in Emotional Distress

This brief, released by Advocates for Children of New York, analyzes data reported by the NYPD showing that Black students are significantly over-represented in NYPD “child…

Measuring Up: How to make sure your school complies with Massachusetts’ student discipline laws

Measuring Up: How to make sure your school complies with Massachusetts’ student discipline laws

This booklet has a lot of internet links that you can and should use to get your school’s disciplinary data, get connected to other families…

The Right to Remain A Student

The Right to Remain A Student

A disturbing trend has emerged in California—police officers are stationed in schools and are replacing educators as disciplinarians for minor offenses and student behavior issues.…

Denver Community Accountability Report Card 2016

Denver Community Accountability Report Card 2016

On April 2016 our member Padres y Jovenes Unidos released their 5th Annual Denver Community Accountability Report Card and awarded Denver Public Schools an…