LCAP Countdown Week V: No More Class Time Lost to Suspension, Long Beach Community Says

In Long Beach, students, parents and community members in the Every Student Matters coalition are asking the Superintendent and SchoolBoard to make their LCAP reflect what the research shows and students and parents there want, more ...

School Climate Matters: Week IV

As Districts around the state revise their LCAPs to meet the School Climate priority area requirement, we wanted to highlight the best practices we are seeing for ensuring that all students have the social and emotional tools they need ...

LCAP Countdown Week III: Fresno Unified Fixing School Discipline

The Fresno Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Health Happens in Schools Team – a collaborative of youth and parent organizations -has been organizing to ensure that restorative practices and alternatives to suspension are prioritized ...

Countdown to the LCAP: Week II L.A. – PUSHING FOR REAL INVESTMENTS IN SCHOOL CLIMATE CHANGE

The Los Angeles Chapter of Dignity in Schools and the Brothers Sons Selves Coalition are asking LAUSD to deliver on the School Climate Bill of Rights promise with an LCAP that makes a real investment! In May of 2013, groups from across ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Round Up!

9.4.13 As we head into a new school year, it’s important to share the successes of school districts working to reduce school suspensions through alternative means. Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on ...

Stand Up For Students’ Civil Rights on August 14th!

Will you join youth who are standing up for civil rights? On August 14, youth from different parts of California will lead a rally in Sacramento to ask Governor Jerry Brown to meet with young people to understand why it is critical ...

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 ...

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