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Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students

Ariella Russcol specializes in drama at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York, and the senior’s performance on this April afternoon didn’t disappoint. While the library is normally the quietest room in the school, her ear-piercing…
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"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference - November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline - The New York Times

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on school disciplinary policies nationwide. The GAO found that African-American students are being punished disproportionately compared to Caucasian students. Read more.
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Untrained Police Officers in Schools Focus on Girls of Color, Report Says - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Research by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women's Justice Institute has found that African-American girls are approximately four times more likely to be arrested at an educational institution than…
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Study: Black Girls Viewed as Less Innocent than White Girls - The Philadelphia Tribune

A new study, titled "Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls' Childhood," suggests that adults perceive African-American girls as less innocent than white girls. According to the study, participants tended to believe that black girls…