The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) should reject Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Pastorek's plan for the Recovery School District and develop a new plan to return the publicly funded schools to the local governing Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).
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How can teachers, students and parents help shape policy in NYC public schools? We will learn about the opportunities for community input under law and the impact of mayoral control of our schools on our voices in education.
Do you have a story to tell about your school pushout experience? Contribute to the DSC School Pushout Storybank! This how-to provides steps and suggestions for filming, content and uploading.
This November 20, 2010 will be the 10th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair, sponsored by Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago) and co-sponsored by Rethinking Schools. This year's theme is "Another Education is Possible, Another World is Necessary!"
Teachers for Social Justice
Panelists will discuss how restorative practices can help to improve Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system.
Pennsylvania Restorative Practices Project
Youth Power Summit
Building a Movement for Nonviolent Schools
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
9am-5pm (Breakfast & lunch are provided)
Great Hall of the Winnet Building
Community College of Philadelphia
17th St. & Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia Student Union
In this 36-page PDF document, IIRP Director of Research Sharon Lewis presents disciplinary and other data from U.S., Canadian and British schools that have implemented restorative practices (May 2009).
St Edmund’s Community Foundation School, for children 3 to 11 years old (174 pupils), in North Lynn, Norfolk, UK, received restorative practices training in April 2010 from IIRP trainers Kim Smith (Restorative Practices Development Manager, Criminal Justice Services, Norfolk Constabulary) and Alan Stockdale (Behaviour Intervention, William Howard School, Brampton Carlisle, Cumbria).
International Institute for Restorative Practices
NYCLU provides a palm card for New York City Students called "Know Your Rights When Facing a Suspension."
The Community Rights Campaign and DSC-LA recently re-released this report, Solutions for Los Angeles Schools Police Department: A Blueprint for School Police Reform. You can read more about this on the blog.
Learn more about the basics of Restorative Practices and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports with this quick two-pager.
“Test, Punish, and Push Out” provides an overview of zero-tolerance school discipline and high-stakes testing, how they relate to each other, how laws and policies such as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) have made school discipline even more punitive, and the risk faced if these devastating policies are not reformed.
Middle schools across the country are suspending children with alarming frequency, particularly in some large urban school districts, where often schools were found to have suspended a third or more of their black male students in a given year.The study found that African-American children are suspended far more frequently than white children in general, with especially high racial differences in
Civil Rights Project
Information on the work of the Dignity in Schools Campaign and how to get involved.
Parents and youth hosted an action to celebrate Conflict Resolution Month and raise awareness of the over-criminalization of students. Youth and parents have worked closely together in Denver to ensure the implementation of restorative justices practices in Denver schools.
Beaumont High School
The Advocating for Communities Against a Prison Pipeline (ACAPP) Coalition will host a town hall meeting on the School to Prison Pipeline for the Beaumont High School community.