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

Understanding the Educational System

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

THE 5 Ws of Special Education

THE 5 Ws of Special Education

This infographic highlights why special needs are a right. The information presented offers a cursory glance at the who, what, when, where, and why for children with special needs within ... 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

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

Listening Session on the Needs of Young Women of Color

Listening Session on the Needs of Young Women of Color

Too often, when we talk about issues facing girls, the discussion is limited. This report from the Girls for Gender Equity and the National Women’s Law Center attempts to elevate ... MORE

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Public Schools

ACLU of Pennsylvania Report offers history of zero tolerance policies, analysis of PA school discipline data and data re: police in schools, and recommendations for reform. ... MORE

CCA-Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions Report

CCA-Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions Report

On May 2015, Dignity in Schools Campaign member Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) released the Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions Report. The report ... MORE

Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building

Lessons in Racial Justice & Movement Building

This Padres y Jovenes Unidos publication discusses the STPP and its origins, school discipline, and lessons in racial justice from the actual work of Padres & Jovenes Unidos (PJU) and the Advancement Project in Colorado. It includes case studies and strategies for effective organizing and movement building. This document is intended to show the pros and cons of each strategy employed, in hopes that any local organizer can utilize its evidence-based content to progress their individual movements. ... MORE