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 ...

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!

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, ...

Unbelievable Suspension Stories

Suspensions are used to discipline students for just about everything these days. Here are some recent articles that demonstrate some truly unbelievable stories of student suspensions. From Science Class To School-to-Prison? ...

The Round-Up!

5.10.13 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 in their schools. We want to include school ...

Act NOW to Support Two Critical Bills to Fix School Discipline!

Please send in your letters of support today! The hearings on TWO critical bills to Fix School Discipline are next week! Letters are due tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, by 5 pm for SB 744, which will protect the due process rights of ...

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 ...

Send a Virtual Postcard: Don’t Let California Students Disappear

California legislators have taken a first step toward approving bills that would fix major problems with school discipline rules, improve data collection, and give educators more discretion before issuing out-of-school suspensions. But ...

Article: Principal Says “There is a Better Way”

Kerry Callahan, principal of Pioneer High School in Woodland, California, has met students who need counseling, instead of a suspension, which would make them fall behind in class. Ms. Callahan believes that the practice of suspending ...

School discipline debate reignited by new Los Angeles data

The Center for Public Integrity obtained data showing that officers the nation’s largest school police force issued the equivalent of 28 tickets every day to students in 2011. Judge Michael Nash, who presides over Los ...

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