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Parents Sue Ohio District For Allegedly Targeting Black Students

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 09.02.2014 | Black Voices

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued...

Arizona Student's Halloween Costume Drawings Cause Firestorm At School

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

Where one pair of parents saw innocent drawings of ninjas and soldiers, school administrators reportedly saw disturbing and threatening images. Las...

How a Community Play Inspired Sacramento Schools to Tackle Discriminatory Discipline Issues

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Jane Ellen Stevens

ZERO, an innovative play in which White threw out questions to the audience between acts, distills the real stories and the real emotions behind the numbers in Sacramento.

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

www.npr.org | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative...

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Rather than giving all of our kids an opportunity to succeed, expelling and criminalizing young people pulls the rug out from underneath them at childhood, steering them away from college or career, and redirecting them on the path of dropping out and prison.

Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major ...

What Would Martin Luther King, Jr. Say About 'Behave or Begone'?

Robert Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Robert Ross

I wonder what our nation's most illustrious civil rights leader would say about the epidemic of school suspensions and expulsions in so many of our urban public schools in California and nationally.

Minority Students Face Harsher Punishments, Report Shows

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Black and Latino students are disproportionately more likely to experience harsher punishments by schools for infractions and misbehaviors, according ...

Is Suspension The First Step To Juvie?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

A study released today shows results that one of its authors told Education Week should raise the question among state education leaders: "Is our stat...