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Mapping and Analyzing the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track: An Action Kit to Understanding How Harsh School Discipline Policies and Practices are Impacting Your Community

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Mon, 2009-06-01

The overuse of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions and school-based arrests across has pushed many youths -- especially those of color -- out of school and into jail. The Advancement Project’s action kit is intended to help parents, youth, advocates and educators address the school-to-prison pipeline so they can create better learning environments. Read more>.

Obama's Dept. of Ed. "Taking up the torch" on civil rights in ed reform

 Since President Obama took office, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right (OCR) has significantly outperformed its Bush era counterpart,writes Nandra Kareem Nittle, a reporter on race relations. The OCR today is working harder to enforce the 1964 Civil Right Act, particularly its Title 6 provision, which prevents discrimination in programs, like public schools, that receive federal financial assistance. Whereas the OCR under Bush launched only 22 compliance reviews in its entire 8 year run, Obama's OCR has launched 30 in just 33 months.

Since President Obama took office, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right (OCR) has significantly outperformed its Bush era counterpart, writes Nandra Kareem Nittle, a reporter on race relations.

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Address poverty and education together for the sake of our future

Pedro Noguera
Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education


Poverty is not a learning disability. Poor kids can achieve, poor kids can thrive, under the right conditions. Our challenge as a nation is to make sure that we put those learning conditions in place.
And that’s the bottom line. It is our responsibility to give ALL children equal access to the resources they need to achieve and thrive academically, socially and civically.

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What's in a ZIP Code? A Look at Inequality Across Our Public Schools (VIDEO)

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