Toolkit on Organizing to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline

School Pushout: Impacts on students with special needs and their families

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This workshop from Advocates for Equity in Schools highlights the Special Needs student population, which are often among the most common targets of the school-to-prison pipeline. It offers linkages to the federal education protections of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 legislation, which are critical components to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. This workshop is intended for youth and parent populations and provides a safe interactive space to learn about Special Education connections to the pipeline to prison, individual rights and remedies. This resource also introduces the IEPplan.com web-based platform that is a comprehensive “Special Needs” toolkit. This site contains links, videos and trainings on Special Education rights.

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