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School to Prison Pipeline

Democrats Are Spotlighting A Big Education Problem Pushing Kids Out Of School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics

Democrats are giving unprecedented attention to a phenomenon that pushes kids out of school and into the criminal justice system. The Democratic Party...

New York City Has A Plan To Keep Black Kids In School And Out Of Jail

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices

NEW YORK - The largest district in the country is taking steps to make sure that its littlest, most vulnerable students are not pushed out of school f...

A Black Man Is A Moving Target

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Alexander Reynolds

The black man is no longer invisible in America. He is a moving target.

An Open Letter To Members Of Congress

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The communities of faith, human service providers, civil rights, labor, and other advocates for low-income people represented in the Coalition on Human Needs call upon you to exercise leadership by taking these steps.

A Week in the Life of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."--Adlai Stevenson, 23rd Vice President of the United Sta...

We Know How To Help Low-Income Students, We Just Aren't Doing It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

In his last book, How Children Succeed, author Paul Tough identified a litany ways that living in poverty can affect kids' brains, making it more diff...

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

In America, the most rigorous classes, experienced teachers and moderate discipline practices tend to be reserved for white students, according to new...

Education Reformers Are Talking About Race and They Should Be

Peter Cunningham | Posted 06.07.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Ed reform circles are getting all worked up about race. Chicago charter parent and educator Marilyn Rhames started the conversation with a modest cele...

The Education Practice That Is Costing Taxpayers Billions Of Dollars

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

During the 2011-2012 school year, nearly 3.5 million public school students were given an out-of-school suspension at least once. Of that number, 1.55...

Read and Understand Before You Sign

Angela Greene | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Angela Greene

I think it is pretty safe to say most people know how important it is to read before you sign your name to anything. But what is equally as important as reading before you sign is clearly understanding what you have read.

The Key To Reducing School Suspensions? Treat Kids With Empathy, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

A little bit of empathy can go a long way. Students who get suspended from school are more likely to later drop out and face jail time. By making stud...

A Different Kind of Prison

Andrew Brennen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Education
Andrew Brennen

It was February and most of the students were seniors but still without any practical ideas for how they would afford to continue their education.

Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

The Heller School | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
The Heller School

Aggressive changes in policy are necessary to save the next generation of Black students and break down institutional structures that support white supremacy. This requires a new holistic educational curriculum and training for students, and more importantly, educators and administrators.

The Power of Art to Build Strong Youth and Heal Trauma

Alex M. Johnson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Alex M. Johnson

Recently, I joined hundreds of arts advocates at Los Angeles City Hall as a guest speaker for ArtsDay, part of an annual celebration of Arts Week 2016...

The School to Prison Pipeline: When Officers Outnumber Counselors

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In a time when we need to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline, I'm concerned to hear that four of the country's largest school districts have more...

These School Districts Have More Security Guards Than Counselors

The 74 | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics is a non-profit education news site, devoted to telling the stories of schools, teachers, parents and America's 74 million kids. Sch...

Three Big Reasons Why Bernie Sanders Could Still Win This Election

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenberg

Democratic voters are far more intent upon making sure a Democrat wins the general election than they are on making sure Hillary Clinton is that Democrat. If, through their social media, voters in remaining states learn that a Clinton nomination is far more likely to make their nightmare of a Trump presidency a reality, millions could desert Hillary on primary day.

Charter Schools Are Suspending Kids More Than Other Schools, And That's A Problem

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

Success Academy, a chain of high-performing charter schools, came under fire in October 2015 after revelations emerged that one of its principals had ...

From NPR's Latino USA: The Golden State

Latino USA | Posted 03.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In 2014, Latinos became the biggest ethnic group in California. If an issue matters in California, chances are it matters to the Latino community. On this week's episode, we look at how mental health, school suspensions, and identity all play roles in this large and complex state.

Jarring New Video Shows A School Police Officer Kicking A Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

Four seconds, three slaps, two profane words and one kick. That's the narrative of a disturbing new video that appears to show a Baltimore school poli...

Things Are Gonna Get Easier: Refusing Schooling as a Site of Black Suffering

Michael J. Dumas | Posted 02.11.2016 | Black Voices
Michael J. Dumas

Black suffering in schools is one manifestation of the anti-Blackness of our society, in which Black people are viewed with disgust and disdain, as non-humans worthy of violence and death. In schools, this anti-Blackness reveals itself first, in the deep-seated, but most often unconscious belief that Black children are uneducable. A problem. A waste of time and unworthy of resources.

'The Shadow of Slavery' -- Trinity Church Confronts Its Past and the Present

Alan Singer | Posted 02.11.2016 | New York
Alan Singer

Trinity Church was at the center of the New York colony's ruling class with close ties to the wealthy merchants, slaveholders, and government officials. Prominent New Yorkers assigned enslaved Africans to construct the original church building.

U.N. Experts Seem Horrified By How American Schools Treat Black Children

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

American schools are hotbeds for racial discrimination, according to a preliminary report from a group of United Nations experts. The U.N.'s Working ...

Jailing Kids? We Can Do Better

ACLU of Washington | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
ACLU of Washington

On any given day, more than 60,000 children are locked up in our nation's juvenile facilities. Whether it's an urban jail or a rural boot camp, the results are the same.

Real reform only possible through prison education

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Every week, it seems, we hear a little bit more about the sweeping reforms needed to fix America's broken criminal justice system. Even the U.S. gove...