We Need Change: A school should be like a sanctuary or a safe haven. BY Umar Bavani Ashleigh Washington For communities and advocates, fixing school discipline often focuses on the immediate harm students face from harsh, punitive, and prison-like discipline practices in schools. However, it is equally important to imagine ... Read More
 

Far far away

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic ... Read More
 

Trauma and Learning

Peter P., et al. v. Compton Unified School District, et al. is a landmark, first-of-its kind class action complaint addressing a widespread, yet often ignored, public health crisis in America: the adverse impact of childhood trauma on learning. This case has been filed in Los Angeles by Public Counsel and Irell ... Read More
 

Oakland Unified Takes Historic Vote to End Suspensions and Transfers for ‘Willful Defiance’ and Commits $2.3 Million to Fund Intervention and Prevention

On Wednesday night, after months of advocacy by a broad coalition of community groups and civil rights advocates, students, parents and teachers, the Oakland Unified School Board voted unanimously on Wednesday night to end suspensions and involuntary transfers for ‘willful defiance and disruption’ as of July 1, 2016.  Superintendent Antwan ... Read More
 
Report Says California School Districts Need to Focus on Foster Youth in Budget Plans

Report Says California School Districts Need to Focus on Foster Youth in Budget Plans

A report released today finds that while the Local Control Funding Formula was intended to help ensure that the unique needs of foster youth were addressed, in the first year of implementation few school districts developed goals or strategies specifically to help abused and neglected children improve attendance and avoid suspension, expulsion, and encounters with ... Read More
 

Free Webinar Trainings and Access To Our Archive

Since we started our Fix School Discipline Webinar Series, we’ve gotten a great response from community members and teachers alike. Our new and improved Webinar page offers an easy way to see what webinars are upcoming (month by month), and register for them. Easy-to-view calendar of upcoming webinars, each with ... Read More