California Judge: ‘Suspensions and Expulsions Are Not Necessary’

Retired California Superior Court Judge Leonard Edwards has seen the results of high suspensions and expulsions, and he knows there’s a better way. In an oped in the San Jose Mercury News he writes that “suspensions and ...

California Students Demand a ‘Real Plan’ to End Violence

Did you know that 14 school-age children are murdered every day in the U.S.? And 2 out of 3 children saw violence last year? California students are demanding a plan to end violence against young people in a new 1-minute video from ...

Get Started With New School Discipline Laws

This year the state of California adopted 5 school-discipline-related laws. These new laws will make a difference in your schools and classrooms — but it’s going to be up to us to help implement them. Here are some ...

School District Puts New School Discipline Law to the Test — Early

A brand new law to help reduce suspensions and expulsions of foster youth goes into effect in January. But Elk Grove Unified, located in Sacramento County, has applied the principles of AB 1909 early and is already seeing positive ...

Yes! Governor Brown Signs 5 School Discipline Bills

After hearing from Californians from all corners of the state concerned with harsh school discipline rules, Governor Jerry Brown has given his stamp of approval to five bills to fix some of the worst problems. He signed the final bill, ...

14,000+ Sign Petition to Gov. Brown in Support of School Discipline Bills — Have You?

Wow! A new petition to Governor Brown supporting school discipline bills has 14,000+ signatures at Change.org. Have you signed yet? It’s from the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, a group of students, young leaders, and ...

Why are California schools suspending more students than they graduate?

Did you know California public schools suspend more students each year (more than 400,000) than they graduate (382,558 in 2011) ? A special statewide hearing on  Monday, September 10, with students and education and civil rights ...

Seven Bills Head to Governor Jerry Brown’s Desk

As students, parents, and educators get ready for this academic year, seven school discipline reform bills sit at Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Laura Faer, an attorney with Public Counsel Law Center, points out the disturbing fact ...

Los Angeles Students, Parents, and Teachers Call for National Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions

Today in Los Angeles, students, parents, and teachers from across the country launched a national “Solutions Not Suspensions” campaign calling for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions and for schools to adopt more constructive ...

7 School Discipline Bills Headed to Governor Brown — TAKE ACTION TODAY!

7 bills to fix school discipline in California are headed to Governor Brown’s desk. After all the phone calls, letters, and time spent in Sacramento telling your stories, THIS IS IT. DOWNLOAD THE LATEST LETTERS OF SUPPORT AND FAX ...

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