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

Understanding the Educational System

School Discipline Myths and Facts

School Discipline Myths and Facts

This fact sheet published by the National Education Policy Center, Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Dignity in Schools Campaign, dispels myths and presents facts about significantly disproportionate suspensions ... MORE

CDF – Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign

CDF – Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign

This Children’s Defense Fund fact sheet documents the pervasive decisions related to abject poverty that precipitate the Cradle to Prison Pipeline and was revised in March 2017. This resource also ... MORE

Teacher Expectations Reflect Racial Biases – Johns Hopkins 

Teacher Expectations Reflect Racial Biases – Johns Hopkins 

This conclusive study explores how teacher expectations reflect racial biases; It suggests that low expectations adversely affect the performance of students, particularly disadvantaged ones who lack access to role models ... 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

More Police in Schools?  L.A Youth Respond – RaceForward Video

More Police in Schools? L.A Youth Respond – RaceForward Video

This short video clip does an excellent job presenting the youth perspective on the answer to the question “Do we need more police in schools?” Youth participants also give suggestions ... MORE

ACLU:  Gone Too Far: Our Kids in Handcuffs

ACLU: Gone Too Far: Our Kids in Handcuffs

ACLU has created a three-minute video introducing Kyle Thompson and his story. A succinct infographic framing Brown at 60 is also offered to add context to the video illustrating the ... MORE

What Organizers Need to Know About ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

What Organizers Need to Know About ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act

The Schott Foundation has created an easy to use Infographic for Organizers’ use in effective ESSA implementation in their local work. This one page document is easy to interpret and ... MORE

Ed Trust – Every Student Succeeds Act: What’s In It?  What Does it Mean for Equity?

Ed Trust – Every Student Succeeds Act: What’s In It? What Does it Mean for Equity?

ESSA contains a number of meaningful levers that education leaders, parents, members of the business and civil rights communities, and advocates can use to advance education equity. These levers, covered ... MORE

IEPplan.com

IEPplan.com

This is an online resource that empowers students and parents to create their own IEP/504 Teams virtually, allowing them to gain valuable support and insight from a diverse group of ... MORE