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

Transforming School Environments

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

Victor Rios TED Talk: Help for Kids the System Ignores

Victor Rios TED Talk: Help for Kids the System Ignores

What if one were born without straps on one’s boots—how can one pull oneself up by the bootstraps? As a child VR experienced and overcame pushout and university probation. The ... MORE

TX School Safety Center – Thinking About the School to Prison Pipeline

TX School Safety Center – Thinking About the School to Prison Pipeline

This Texas school Safety Center resource argues for use of current knowledge as a guide toward optimum outcomes for all evidence -based decision making to determine a course of action ... MORE

Strategies for Parent Engagement- COFI POWERPAC

Strategies for Parent Engagement- COFI POWERPAC

DSC member COFI/POWERPAC created a Strategies for Parent Engagement guide for Illinois school administrators on how to engage parents in improving school culture and addressing school discipline. The guide is ... MORE

Parent to Parent Restorative Justice Guide Updated 2015

Parent to Parent Restorative Justice Guide Updated 2015

Dear Friends, For too many of our children, “school discipline” has meant getting suspended or expelled—starting as young as kindergarten—being arrested, even in grade school—and ending up on the streets ... MORE

GA Appleseed: Why Positive Learning Environments Matter

GA Appleseed: Why Positive Learning Environments Matter

This brief video advocates the development of a positive learning environment through a framework of four key components. The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice has produced a useful ... MORE

Keeping Kids in Class Toolkit

Keeping Kids in Class Toolkit

Author: Georgia Appleseed This handy Toolkit provides powerful, yet easy-to-understand, easy-to-access data and other information that will help parents and school leaders in local districts throughout the state to work ... MORE

COFI Power Pac Parent Campaigns Website

COFI Power Pac Parent Campaigns Website

POWER-PAC is a Chicago-based cross-cultural, citywide membership organization of COFI-trained parents whose mission is to build the voice and power of low-income, immigrant and working families by uniting parents across ... MORE

Center for Restorative Practices – Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

Center for Restorative Practices – Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

This manual supports the teaching of restorative practices and skills in the classroom setting. It substantiates that restorative practices are a framework for building community and responding to challenging behavior ... MORE