Member Reports

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Here you will find Dignity in Schools Campaign member created reports. The various reports include data on school discipline practices and recommendations for improving school climate.


Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia's Children through Community-Empowered Local School Councils (Document)

On February 2015, the Georgia Coalition Working to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline, that DSC member Gwinnett SToPP is a part of, released the Securing the Education Pipeline for Georgia’s Children through Community-Empowered Loca

The Great Unequalizer: How Denver's Pre-K System Fails the Children of SW Denver and Other Low Income Communities of Color (Document)

In February 2016, DSC members Padres y Jovenes Unidos (PJU) released The Great Unequalizer: How Denver's Pre-K System Fails the Children of Southwest Denver and Other Low Income Communities of Color Report.

Restoring Justice to Our Schools Report (2016) (Document)

On January 18, 2016 Dignity in Schools Campaign member New Settlement Parent Action Committee of New York City released the Restoring Justice to Our Schools report.

Arresting Justice: Juvenile Arrests in Chicago 2013 & 2014 Report (Document)

On November 2015 Dignity in Schools Campaign member Project Nia released the third edition of their Arresting Justice report on juvenile arrest in Chicago. Key findings show that most juvenile arrests were for misdemeanor offenses in 2013 & 2014. The top three in 2014 were miscellaneous non-index offenses, drug abuse violations and simple battery.

Civil Rights Suspended: An Analysis of New York City Charter School Discipline Policies (Document)

On February 2015 DSC-NY member Advocates for Children of New York released the Civil Rights Suspended: An Analysis of New York City Charter School Discipline Policies report finding that a significant number of City charter schools have discipline policies that fail to meet legal requirements, leadin

Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions Report (Document)

On May 2015, Dignity in Schools Campaign member Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) released the Education Suspended: The Use of High School Disciplinary Records in College Admissions Report.

Guia de Padre-a-Padre: Justicia Restaurativa en las Escuelas Publicas de Chicago (Document)

Estimados Amigos,

 

Para la mayoría de nuestros niños, “la disciplina escolar” ha significado ser suspendido o expulsado— empezando tan joven como kindergarten—siendo arrestado, hasta en la primaria—y terminando en las calles o en la cárcel—sin una educación.

 

Colorado School Discipline Report Card (2015) (Document)

On March 2015 DSC member Padres y Jovenes Unidos in partnership with Advancement Project and Jim Freeman released its second annual Colorado School Discipli

Parent to Parent Restorative Justice Guide Updated 2015- English (Document)

Dear Friends,

For too many of our children, “school discipline” has meant getting suspended or expelled—starting as young as kindergarten—being arrested, even in grade school—and ending up on the streets or in jail—without an education.

Pushed Out: Youth Voices on the Droupout Crisis in Philadelphia (2011) (Document)

Pushed Out: Youth Voices on the Dropout Crisis in Philadelphia is a Participatory Action Research report on the pushout crisis in Philadelphia. The research and writing of this report were completed by members of Youth United for Change's Pushout Chapter, a group of out-of-school youth and students in alternative schools and programs.

Texas' School to Prison Pipeline: School Expulsion - The Path from Lockout to Lockup (2010) (Document)

This report from Texas Appleseed documents the overrepresentation of minority and special education students in expulsions from Texas schools -- particularly for non-criminal Student Code of Conduct violations (April 2010).

Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education (2010) (Document)

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) released the report, Pushed Out: Harsh Discipline in Louisiana Schools Denies the Right to Education (jan 2010).

Telling It Like It Is (Document)

Miami Youth Speak out on the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Policing Chicago Public Schools: A Gateway to the School-to-Pipeline (Research Report/Paper)

Project NIA is pleased to announce the release of a new report titled Policing Chicago Public Schools: A Gateway to the School-to-Pipeline co-authored by Mariame Kaba and Frank Edwards.

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools Updated 2015 (Document)

On February 23, 2015 the ACLU of Pennsylvania released the updated version of their report, Beyond Zero Tolerance: Discipline and Policing in Pennsylvania Schools, originally published in 2013.

Denver Community Accountability Report Card 2016 (Document)

On April 2016 our member Padres y Jovenes Unidos released their 5th Annual Denver Community Accountability Report Card and awarded Denver Public Schools an overall C+ for the 2014-15 school year.

Strategies for Parent Engagement- COFI POWERPAC (Document)

Our member COFI/POWERPAC created a Strategies for Parent Engagement guide for Illinois school administrators on how to engage parents in improving school culture and addressing school discipline. The guide is currently being used by school districts across the state as they work to implement SB100 that will go into effect in the fall of 2016.

Bringing A Human Rights Vision to Public Schools: A Training Manual for Organizers (Document)

Produced by NESRI and CADRE, this manual is a resource for advocates, organizers, community members, parents and youth interested in using human rights as a tool for improving public education in the U.S.

Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights (Document)

In 2008, Teachers Unite and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative released the Teachers Talk: School Culture, Safety and Human Rights report.