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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Keeping kids out of court, in school

by Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California,  as seen in the Daily Journal What should happen to a teenage girl who keeps getting into fights at school? To a 12-year-old caught selling drugs? To a boy who has run away ...

Join Our TweetChat tomorrow and help us end Willful Defiance in California!

This week, we continue our campaign to end suspensions due to Willful Defiance in California. We invite you to participate in a TweetChat tomorrow with members of various communities who are working to curb suspensions and expulsions ...

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