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School to Prison Pipeline

  • 05/16/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • New America, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, DC 20005, USA

Students of color and with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by exclusionary discipline practices. New data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reveals that Black and Latino students are twice as likely to be pushed out of school. During the 2015–16 school year, Black students represented 15 percent of the total student enrollment, and 31 percent of the students who were referred to law enforcement or arrested. And, students with disabilities represented 12 percent of the overall student enrollment and 28 percent of the students referred to law enforcement or arrested. In 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released guidance to help states, districts, and schools address their use of exclusionary discipline and begin to implement research-based practices to promote positive school climate with a focus on civil rights. The Trump Administration has floated the idea of revoking this guidance. What will that mean for students of color and with disabilities? How can advocates continue to shine a light on the disparate impact of exclusionary discipline practices? Please join New America, the National Black Child Development Institute, and the Greater Washington Urban League for a conversation on the school to prison pipeline.

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