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

Solutions for Change

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

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

Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils

Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils

DSC member Gwinnett SToPP is a part of The Georgia Coalition Working to End the School to Prison Pipeline.  In February 2015, this report was released that gives background on ... 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

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

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

Model Code on Education & Dignity

Model Code on Education & Dignity

The Model Code presents policy-makers with recommended language for alternatives to school pushout and zero-tolerance discipline practices. It highlights questions you might have on your own local codes of conduct and offers suggested guidance from a DSC perspective. ... 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