Experiences, Realities, and the Future: What the End of Random Searches Means to Students

Experiences, Realities, and the Future: What the End of Random Searches Means to Students BY Elvia Perez I am a recent LAUSD graduate and student rights activist. I believe that ending the random search policy is a tremendous ...

The Beginning of the End of Random Searches: Students Know What They Need Next

The Beginning of the End of Random Searches: Students Know What They Need Next BY Ashley Ruano The #StudentNotSuspects coalition has long worked in Los Angeles to end the random searches policy that discriminate against students and ...

California Advocates Celebrate as Governor Signs Law to Address Overuse of Suspensions in Schools!

SB 419 will help keep students in school, increase student success, and increase high school graduation Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to eliminate suspensions for minor misbehaviors and protect California students from ...

Improving School Safety in LAUSD

Improving School Safety in LAUSD BY Umar Bavani Ashleigh Washington My name is Gloria Gonzalez, and I’m a youth organizer with The Youth Justice Coalition. The topic of random metal detector searches is extremely important to me as ...

We Need Change. A school should be like a sanctuary or safe haven.

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, ...

Student Voices Series – Lizbeth Hernandez

“What’s the point of going to school if all they do is search me?” by: Lizbeth Hernandez Ashleigh Washington Every day in LAUSD schools, administrators have to subject students to mandatory random metal detector searches. This ...

Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline

The Center For Civil Rights : Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline (March 2016)

State invests $10.3 million in program to support positive school climate reforms and fix school discipline

In a victory for California students and schools, state lawmakers have passed a $10 million dollar project to train and support teachers and administrators over the next three years on how to use more positive, trauma-sensitive, and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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