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Students of Color with Disabilities Are Being Pushed into the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Study Finds

Exclusionary discipline practices in K-12 schools—suspension, expulsion and other disciplinary actions that take a student away from the classroom—raise the chances that a student will repeat a grade, drop out or end up in the criminal justice…
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Keep Kids Learning Webinar: Using Data in Advocacy

Last month, the ACLU of Florida and Mark Greenwald from the Department of Juvenile Justice hosted a webinar on using data to increase advocacy efforts and work to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Florida. Data can be a useful tool to…
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Blended Learning Models can Benefit Students in Juvenile Jails - Education Dive

With a 2015 survey by the Council of State Governments Justice Center showing that only 13 states provided educational services for students inside juvenile justice facilities that were comparable to services for students in regular school facilities,…
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FREE Webinar: Keep Kids Learning - September 25

On Tuesday, September 25 join the ACLU of Florida and Mark Greenwald from the Department of Juvenile Justice for a webinar on using data to increase advocacy efforts and work to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Florida. In this webinar,…
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The Curfew Myth: How a ‘90s Panic Spawned an Anti-Crime Measure That Doesn’t Make You Safer - The Marshall Project

It’s a summer ritual in many American cities — declaring a juvenile curfew to keep troublemaking teenagers off the streets. This summer at least one city—Austin—has decided not to sound the alarm. The Austin Police Department’s…
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Central Florida Schools Get Millions of Dollars for Mental-Health Services After Parkland Shooting - The Orlando Sentinel

After years of “begging” the Legislature for more resources, Central Florida schools are getting millions of dollars to spend on mental health counselors and services for students this year — a result of the Parkland school shooting that…
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Less Than Zero Tolerance After Parkland, Sante Fe Shootings, Policies Meant to Protect Schools May Lead to Some Misguided Arrests - The Marshall Project

Nicolas, 12 and legally blind, was already having a rough week before he allegedly threatened to shoot up his classroom. The fifth-grader had a bathroom mishap while in class at the Memorial Elementary School in Houston. Another student announced…
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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances? - NPR

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist." Read more.
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Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned To Controversial Broward Discipline Program, Officials Now Say - WLRN

Broward County's PROMISE Program has received backlash since leaked information has revealed that the Parkland school shooter was involved in the program when he was in middle school. Read more.  
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Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People in Schools and Juvenile Justice Facilities

Last week, the Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education hosted its free webinar, Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People in Schools and Juvenile Justice Facilities. Watch the video.  
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FREE Webinar: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Young People in Schools and Juvenile Justice Facilities

On February 26, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. EST the Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education will host a webinar on the intersection of education and the juvenile justice system for LGBTQ+ youth. The webinar will include a description of how school…
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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…