Fixing School Discipline in 2014!

Fixing School Discipline in 2014!

  Research Shows Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Work Study after study has shown that zero-tolerance discipline policies are harmful to all students and disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students.  Recently, the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit center that studies justice policy recently released a report, “A Generation Later: What We’ve ... Read More
 
San Francisco Schools Pass Agreement to Reduce Arrests on Campus and Racial Gap in Policing Data

San Francisco Schools Pass Agreement to Reduce Arrests on Campus and Racial Gap in Policing Data

There’s positive news from San Francisco about the role of police on campus. Community groups have come together to promote a new agreement between San Francisco police and schools that will reduce arrests on campus and the troubling racial gap that happens as a result. UPDATE: The San Francisco Unified School District approved the final ... Read More
 
Free Webinar! Addressing ACEs in Schools: Trauma-Sensitive Strategies

Free Webinar! Addressing ACEs in Schools: Trauma-Sensitive Strategies

Have you had a student who seems depressed and can’t focus on schoolwork?  Have you wondered how you can help students who have experienced traumatic events, like domestic violence, a shooting, or the loss of a loved one? Are you interested to learn how trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect school climates and students’ ... Read More
 
U.S. Education and Justice Leaders Say that School Discipline Discrimination Puts Students’ Civil Rights at Risk

U.S. Education and Justice Leaders Say that School Discipline Discrimination Puts Students’ Civil Rights at Risk

U.S. education and justice leaders have joined forces to say that school discipline discrimination puts students civil rights and learning at risk. Suspension and expulsion should be the last school discipline choice for America’s students, according to guidance for school leaders announced today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric ... Read More
 
Parents and Students Applaud San Francisco School Plan to Eliminate Suspension Gap for Students of Color

Parents and Students Applaud San Francisco School Plan to Eliminate Suspension Gap for Students of Color

As data shows 77% of suspended SF students are African American or Latino, the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution would end suspensions for “willful defiance” and provide a system and plan to support schools in applying alternatives to harsh discipline. Read our press release: SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Unified School District has taken a ... Read More
 
Free Webinar! Mobilize: Launching and Sustaining Successful School Campaigns

Free Webinar! Mobilize: Launching and Sustaining Successful School Campaigns

Are you interested in fixing school discipline at a school or district in your community?  Do you want to know more about how successful campaigns to improve schools? Join Rob McGowan, Associate Director of Organizing at Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), Kevine Boggess, Director of Civic Engagement at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth ... Read More
 
Free Webinar! Addressing Racial Bias in Suspensions

Free Webinar! Addressing Racial Bias in Suspensions

California educators, community organizations and students are rolling up their sleeves to make common-sense school discipline changes. Many are already reporting amazing results: more students in class and learning, fewer behavioral problems on campus, fewer suspensions and expulsions, and improved school climates. Do you know what implicit racial bias is, how it factors into school ... Read More
 
SB744 VETOED – TELL JERRY BROWN HOW YOU FEEL!

SB744 VETOED – TELL JERRY BROWN HOW YOU FEEL!

SB 744 veto – statement for Fix School Discipline On Saturday, Governor Brown vetoed a bill that you all fought hard for and that would have helped thousands of the state’s most vulnerable students.  Under California law, students who are recommended for expulsion can make their case to stay in school.  This is a life-changing ... Read More