Resources

The California School Safety Toolkit First Edition

The California School Safety Toolkit First Edition

The overarching purpose of the School Safety Toolkit is to establish an outcome-based framework and methods for assessing any school or district’s safety system with…

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) – School Climate Provisions
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) – State Plans

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) – State Plans

This tool, co-authored by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), details recommendations that parents, students, educators, advocates and other stakeholders can present to state education…

Racial Justice NOW! Ohio Statewide School Discipline Report Card

Racial Justice NOW! Ohio Statewide School Discipline Report Card

This resource is an excellent accountability tool to assess school district racial disparities that directly contribute to the School-to-Prison-Pipeline. With the option of parsing data…

Boston Public Schools Student Rights App

Boston Public Schools Student Rights App

The Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) created the Boston Student Rights App which was designed by and for students of the Boston Public Schools.  The…

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.

Counselors Not Cops Platform and Resource Guide

Counselors Not Cops Platform and Resource Guide

These DSC recommendations build on our Model Code and are based on best practices, research and experiences of students, parents, intervention workers, peace-builders and…

School Climate and Discipline: Federal Efforts

School Climate and Discipline: Federal Efforts

In Summer 2011, Education Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder announced the launch of a collaborative project—the Supportive School Discipline Initiative (Initiative)—between the U.S. Departments of Education…

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…

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform

Realizing the Full Vision of School Discipline Reform

Council of State Governments Justice Center released a school discipline publication that documents how five states – CA, CT,…