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Community organizations join forces against harsh school discipline

Parents and community leaders Kern High School District is still employing discipline practices that unfairly target minority kids.  With high rates of suspensions and dropouts, community organizations and local ministries say minority students in the district are kicked out of the classroom and put into the school-to-prison pipeline. 42 more words

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Indiana schools worse than average for 'discipline gap'

Indiana schools are among the nation’s leaders in an unfortunate category: the rate at which they suspend and expel students of color. That’s according to the… 334 more words

Schools In America Using Solitary Confinement Or "Scream Rooms"

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Why are American schools putting students in solitary confinement?  Since when did our schools become prisons?  Already America violates International standards in our prisons.   1,259 more words

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A recent study highlights racial disparity in school discipline

School districts throughout the nation are grappling with the upward-trending, disproportionate rates of suspension along racial dividing lines.  Daniel J. Losen’s and Dr. Russell Skiba’s recent study,  419 more words

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Senate Panel Approves "Common Sense" School Discipline Bill

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With the House already giving approval last month, a Senate committee Tuesday backed a proposal (SB 1060) aimed at preventing schoolchildren from being disciplined for simulating guns while playing or for wearing clothes that depict firearms. 117 more words

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Angry Mom Claims 5th Grader Son Cleaned Toilets For Detention

Neshanna Turner is upset because she claims her fifth grade, asthmatic son, Henry (pictured), was ordered to clean toilets last Wednesday for arguing with another classmate, according to… 231 more words

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