Excellent Story on NPR About One School’s Success Using Restorative Justice Practices

Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student’s chances of dropping out entirely. That’s why many districts are hoping to keep ...

Free Webinar: DSC Model Code: Data, Monitoring and Accountability

Join The Dignity in Schools Campaign for a webinar training: DSC Model Code: Data, Monitoring and Accountability WHAT: Free webinar focused on using data to make positive school discipline changes and improving community monitoring ...

Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Another look into an absurd school discipline policy that totes a 6-year-old off to jail for having a tantrum during school. Elsewhere in this country, young students have been suspended and jailed for throwing a pencil at another ...

You are Invited to a Community Conversation to Fix School Discipline

  Featuring the World Premiere of a New Play:  Willful Cornerstone Theater Company and The California Endowment, in partnership with The Black Parallel School Board, will bring the community, policy makers, and the media together ...

The Round Up!

6.10.13 Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on California, school districts all across the country are making moves from punitive to restorative justice practices, positive behavioral intervention and support, ...

Viewpoints: School suspension policy needs to change

Billy Aydlett, principal of Leataata Floyd Elementary School in Sacramento looks at the options that teachers have in the classroom when a child is defiant. His recent piece in the Sacramento Bee can be read here. “That student ...

The Round Up!

5.28.13 Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on California, school districts all across the country are making moves from punitive to restorative justice practices, positive behavioral intervention and support, ...

Fifth Grade Student Arrested for Science Experiment Blogs for the ACLU

Kiera Wilmot, the Florida fifth grade student who was recently arrested and suspended for doing a high school science experiment, demonstrates the use of severe discipline policies that perpetuate the ...

The Round Up!: Small Victories

5.23.13 Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on California, school districts all across the country are making moves from punitive to restorative justice practices, positive behavioral intervention and support, ...

New Op-Ed Piece in EdSource by Public Counsel’s Sarah Omojola

It’s time to fix school discipline practices and policies All students can learn. That’s a simple but profound starting place for talking about changing school discipline policies. As a former teacher in New Orleans public schools, I ...

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