Reports on Early Education and Pushout

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Here you will find reports on the impact of school pushout in early education, including the rise of zero-tolerance policies and mental health issues in young children. Reports also provide recommendations for better approaches to exclusionary discipline of young students. 


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.

Point of Entry: The Pre-School to Prison Pipeline (Document)

On October 2015, the Center for American Progress released the Point of Entry: The Pre-School to Prison Pipeline report that highlights the trends around preschool discipline.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Fact Sheet (Document)

The Children’s Defense Fund’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign is a national and community crusade to engage families, youth, communities and policy makers in the development of healthy, safe and educated children. Poverty, racial disparities and a culture of punishment rather than prevention and early intervention are key forces driving the Pipeline.