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Intergovernmental Agreement between Denver Public Schools and Denver Police Department

Intergovernmental Agreement between Denver Public Schools and Denver Police Department

Signed in February 2013, youth leaders from Denver-based Padres y Jovenes Unidos successfully negotiated this Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Denver Police Department and Denver Public Schools. The IGA limits the role of police in schools, mandates community stakeholder involvement, requires comprehensive training, and contains student due process rights.

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Summary to Issue Brief- Police in Schools are Not The Answer

Summary to Issue Brief- Police in Schools are Not The Answer

This one-pager highlights key points from the Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting and is designed to provide quick and clear information to community groups, school boards, and legislators about why placing more police officers or armed guards in schools will not create the types of safe schools we want for our students.

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Handcuffs on Success

Handcuffs on Success

This report documents the school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi by analyzing statewide data from the 2009-2010 ED Office for Civil Rights Civil Rights Data Collection. The report highlights disparities in the use of exclusionary discipline for young people of color, the harsh use of school exclusion and its affect on school communities, and the economic and social costs of these policies.

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Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting

Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting

This issue brief, released in the month after the Newtown shooting, lays out a compelling argument for why police will not create the types of safe schools we want for our students. This report analyzes the data and research about police presence in schools, reflects students’ experiences with police in schools, and makes recommendations for how legislators and school boards can create safe schools without relying on an increase in funding for police.

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Testimony of Edward Ward, Youth Leader, Blocks Together

Testimony of Edward Ward, Youth Leader, Blocks Together

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Florida NAACP Testimony for Durbin Hearing- Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Florida NAACP Testimony for Durbin Hearing- Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline

In December 2012, Senator Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community groups from across the nation packed the hearing room (and the overflow room!) to show their strong support for Congressional action to end the school-to-prison pipeline nationwide. In addition to the live testimony, groups and individuals submitted written testimony documenting their experiences with extreme discipline in their schools and their communities.

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Top 12 Reasons to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Top 12 Reasons to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Why should we end the school-to-prison pipeline? Here are the top 12 reasons to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Youth United for Change Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

Youth United for Change Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

In December 2012, Senator Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community groups from across the nation packed the hearing room (and the overflow room!) to show their strong support for Congressional action to end the school-to-prison pipeline nationwide. In addition to the live testimony, groups and individuals submitted written testimony documenting their experiences with extreme discipline in their schools and their communities.

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Power U Center Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

Power U Center Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

In December 2012, Senator Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community groups from across the nation packed the hearing room (and the overflow room!) to show their strong support for Congressional action to end the school-to-prison pipeline nationwide. In addition to the live testimony, groups and individuals submitted written testimony documenting their experiences with extreme discipline in their schools and their communities.

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Judith Browne Dianis Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

Judith Browne Dianis Testimony for School-to-Prison Pipeline Durbin Hearing

In December 2012, Senator Durbin (D-IL) held the first ever Congressional hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline. Community groups from across the nation packed the hearing room (and the overflow room!) to show their strong support for Congressional action to end the school-to-prison pipeline nationwide. In addition to the live testimony, groups and individuals submitted written testimony documenting their experiences with extreme discipline in their schools and their communities.

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Judith Browne Dianis Testifies Before the Senate on the School to Prison Pipeline

Judith Browne Dianis Testifies Before the Senate on the School to Prison Pipeline

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I Dream A School

I Dream A School

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Judith Browne Dianis on 20/20: Zero Tolerance Policies and Extreme Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis on 20/20: Zero Tolerance Policies and Extreme Discipline

Advancement Project co-director Judith Browne Dianis discusses zero tolerance policies, extreme discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline on ABC's 20/20.

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Zero Tolerance is Not the Solution to Bullying

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Zero Tolerance is Not the Solution to Bullying

The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice. AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, build a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of our organizations and our youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul. AEJ’s current campaigns focus on ending the school to prison pipeline by increasing funding for community and youth led solutions to improving school culture, an end to school closings in low income communities of color, and we are building a movement towards the creation of a National Student Bill of Rights. See www.allianceforeducationaljustice.org for more information. Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a national youth leadership organization that empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools by training student leaders and supporting student-led Gay-Straight Alliance clubs throughout the country. In California alone, GSA Network has brought GSA clubs to 56% of public high schools, impacting more than 1.1 million students at 880 schools. GSA Network’s youth advocates have played a key role in changing laws and policies that impact youth at the local and state level. GSA Network operates the National Association of GSA Networks, which unites 37 statewide networks of GSA clubs throughout the country. GSA Network is also the founder of the Make It Better Project, which aims to stop bullying and prevent suicide. See www.gsanetwork.org for more information.

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Taking Back Our Classrooms: The United Struggle of Teachers, Students, and Parents in North Carolina

Taking Back Our Classrooms: The United Struggle of Teachers, Students, and Parents in North Carolina

Advancement Project with support from the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and Advocates for Children's Services sheds light on the high-stakes testing crisis in North Carolina. Through interviews with over 100 people, including students, parents, teachers, and administrators, the reports lays out the impact of high-stakes testing on curriculum, teaching, learning, discipline, and more across the state, and issues recommendations for reform on the local and state levels.

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High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina Final Report- Full Report

High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina Final Report- Full Report

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High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina Action Kit

High-Stakes Testing in North Carolina Action Kit

A complement to the Taking Back our Classrooms report, this Action Kit provides tools and tangible examples for communities and others to use to push back against testing in North Carolina.

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Telling It Like It Is: Youth Speak Out On The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Telling It Like It Is: Youth Speak Out On The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Advancement Project and its partner Power U Center for Social Change are proud to announce the release of a first-of-its-kind national “graphic report,” Telling It Like It Is: Youth Speak Out on the School-to-Prison Pipeline. This comic-book style booklet was designed in a participatory process with young people in an effort to capture their perspective on harsh school disciplinary practices.

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Books Not Bars Report (Denver, CO) Dec. 2011

Books Not Bars Report (Denver, CO) Dec. 2011

Students for Safe & Fair Schools: A Community Analysis of the Implementation of the 2008 Denver School Discipline Policy

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Florida Youth Share Experience with School to Prison Pipeline

Florida Youth Share Experience with School to Prison Pipeline

Power U Center for Social Change together with Advancement Project and New Media Advocacy Project released this short video to bring attention to the school discipline crisis in the state of Florida. Mainly through the voices and experiences of young people, the school-to-prison pipeline crisis is revealed.

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