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

Using Participatory Action Research

Civil Rights Project Online Suspension Data Tool

Civil Rights Project Online Suspension Data Tool

This online tool from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project of UCLA includes a searchable database on suspension rates in U.S. schools as well as ... 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

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 by individual school districts, Racial Justice Now uses data directly from the Ohio Department of Education’s 2014-2015 statistics. This resource offers a simplistic, yet effective framework for assessing school discipline. ... 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

USDOE Civil Rights Data Collection Website

USDOE Civil Rights Data Collection Website

The US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights offers school discipline data statistics which can be referenced in legislative testimony, campaign communications and media interviews. ... MORE

Written Testimony of Texas Appleseed, Hearing: “Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

Written Testimony of Texas Appleseed, Hearing: “Ending the School to Prison Pipeline

Texas Appleseed makes a strong case to policy makers why punitive zero tolerance policies related to discipline don’t promote good outcomes for students. They offer well thought out written testimony of ... MORE

Community Based Participatory Research with Ruth Elwood Martin

Community Based Participatory Research with Ruth Elwood Martin

A brief overview Youtube video for PAR including definitions of terms, translation of participation in research, equitable partnerships, and the promise of PAR to redistribute power and understanding. ... MORE

YELL: Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning

YELL: Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning

This handbook for is designed for staff, teachers, and community leaders. The YELL curriculum is divided into three units: Communication, Leadership, and Research and Action. While the sessions in each ... MORE

YWAT Participatory Action Research PAR Projects and Toolkit

YWAT Participatory Action Research PAR Projects and Toolkit

In 2006, the Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT) launched a campaign to engage young men as allies in addressing violence against girls. The YWAT, a youth-led and adult-supported ... MORE