Fair and Just School Climate

Fair and Just School Climate

Across the nation advocates, educators, parents, students and policymakers are recognizing the importance of fostering positive, healthy school climates. Increasingly, schools are moving away from harmful and counter-productive zero tolerance discipline policies and toward proven restorative approaches to addressing conflict in schools. Everyone thrives when a school community is a healthy living and learning climate for all.

The Latest on Fair and Just School Climate

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Tuesday July 19, 2011 –

The student-led Voices of Youth in Chicago Education recently compiled a cost-analysis that shows how enforcing and administering zero tolerance policies  costing taxpayers and examines the damaging effects of the Chicago public school system’s disciplinary policies on students and schools. In the report, “Failed Policies, Broken Futures: The True Cost of Zero Tolerance,” VOYCE writes that such harsh policies are “based on the fear that young people of color are future criminals, not the hope that we will be future leaders.” 

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Thursday February 10, 2011 –
Pushed Out was researched and written by members of Youth United for Change's Pushout Chapter; a group of out-of-school youth and students in alternative schools. The report offers a youth perspective on the dropout crisis as well as recommendations to increase Philadelphia's graduation rate.
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Friday January 28, 2011 –
Analysis finds dramatic spike in NYC suspensions. Students of color and students with special needs are the most affected.
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Sunday August 1, 2010 –
This is the 2010 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
Resource
Monday June 1, 2009 –

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>.

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Friday July 25, 2008 –
This is the 2008 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
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Friday December 1, 2006 –
This is a supplemental report to the 2006 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
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Thursday June 1, 2006 –
This is the 2006 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.
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Friday October 1, 2004 –
This is the 2004 edition of Schott's series of reports on the achievement of Black male students in public education. View the latest report at www.blackboysreport.org.

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