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Community Research Reports

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 a survey to capture how ... MORE

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 nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color in all five boroughs of New York City. Listening sessions were held with over 100 participants ages 9 – 24 from various racial and ethnic backgrounds. The report documents how girls and TGNC youth of color are pushed out of school, uplifts their visions for the schools that they want and deserve and has policy and practice recommendations that school stakeholders can partake in to create schools that are holistic, safe and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color. ... MORE

Education Not Deportation: Impacts of New York City School Safety Policies on South Asian Immigrant Youth

Education Not Deportation: Impacts of New York City School Safety Policies on South Asian Immigrant Youth

This report from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM) is based on a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project that documents South Asian youths’ experiences with police, school safety officers, and ... MORE

Demanding Dignity in Our Schools: Calling for Full Implementation of SWPBIS in LAUSD South LA Schools

Demanding Dignity in Our Schools: Calling for Full Implementation of SWPBIS in LAUSD South LA Schools

This report from Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), Public Counsel Law Center and Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. reviews Los Angelse Unified School District (LAUSD) discipline data for the 2009-2010 ... MORE

Redefining Dignity in Our Schools: A Shadow Report on SWPBIS in South LA, 2007-2010

Redefining Dignity in Our Schools: A Shadow Report on SWPBIS in South LA, 2007-2010

This report from CADRE, Mental Health Advocacy Services and Public Counsel Law Center looks at the degree to which schools in South Los Angeles are implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions ... MORE

Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) released the report, Pushed Out, in January 2010. Pushed Out examines current policies ... MORE

Southern Echo – Mississippi State Report Cards

Southern Echo – Mississippi State Report Cards

Mississippi 2014 – This Southern Echo resource is an excellent example of a school district “report card” which rates individual schools on academic performance indicators as well as graduation rates. ... MORE

Restoring Justice to Our Schools Report (2016)

Restoring Justice to Our Schools Report (2016)

New Settlement Parent Action Committee Report outlines findings of a PAR project that seeks insights from parents and students how to sustain changes in school discipline after the Study Safety Act of 2012 ... MORE

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 overall C+ for the 2014-15 school ... MORE