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Requesting Data from Your District

Requesting Data from Your District

Every two years, the federal Civil Rights Data Collection gathers data from every public school district, including charter schools, juvenile justice facilities and alternative schools. …

Civil Rights Data Collection Webinar Slides

Civil Rights Data Collection Webinar Slides

This resource presents 2014-2018 slides from a CRDC webinar about how to access and analyze federal school discipline data for use in advocacy work. The…

Participatory Action Research: Understanding your Districts Discipline Data

Participatory Action Research: Understanding your Districts Discipline Data

What are the opportunities to use data for greater leverage toward systemic change? This video/training explores a dialogue that complicates our relationship with data and…

Student Rights in School? There’s an App for That!

Student Rights in School? There’s an App for That!

This website and video provides an overview of the Student Rights App created by the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) for the students of Boston…

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…

Miami-Dade County Public Schools: The Hidden Truth

Miami-Dade County Public Schools: The Hidden Truth

Using a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) approach developed with support from a doctoral student from the University of Colorado, members of Power U conducted…

Federal School Discipline Guidance Resources

On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Education jointly released a school discipline guidance package. The materials included were…

Case Study: Alternatives’ Restorative Justice work at Paul Robeson High School 2014-2017

Case Study: Alternatives’ Restorative Justice work at Paul Robeson High School 2014-2017

This case study lays out the implementation of Restorative Justice practices from 2014-2017 at Robeson High School in Chicago, IL. During the tenure of the…

The School Girls Deserve Report

The School Girls Deserve Report

The School Girls Deserve Report is the result of a participatory action research project (PAR) that was done in collaboration with girls, transgender and gender…

Addressing the Out-of-School Suspension Crisis: A Policy Guide for School Board Members

Addressing the Out-of-School Suspension Crisis: A Policy Guide for School Board Members

This report from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign is a good resource for groups wanting to engage their school boards. The report offers strategies…