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Defining and redirecting a school-to-prison pipeline.
  • J. Wald, D. Losen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • New directions for youth development
  • 1 September 2003
The school-to-prison pipeline needs to be better defined and redirected toward greater opportunities for all youth.
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Opportunities Suspended: The Disparate Impact of Disciplinary Exclusion from School.
The first in an ongoing series of national studies by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Right Project. Foreward by Gary Orfield Also available at http://civilrightsproject.ucla.eduExpand
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Discipline Policies, Successful Schools, and Racial Justice
This research makes clear that unnecessarily harsh discipline policies are applied unfairly and disproportionately to minority students, dragging down academic achievement. The report documents aExpand
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Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis
In order to better understand the issues of efficacy and fairness in the use of out-of-school suspension, we first must answer two questions: How frequently is suspension being used in our schools?Expand
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Losing Our Future: How Minority Youth Are Being Left behind by the Graduation Rate Crisis.
LOSING OUR FUTURE: How Minority Youth are Being Left Behind by the Graduation Rate Crisis A Joint Release By: The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University The Urban Institute Advocates for ChildrenExpand
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Racial inequity in special education
An illuminating account of a widespread problem that has received little attention, "Racial Inequity in Education" sets the stage for a more fruitful discussion about special education and racialExpand
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Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap
During the 2011-12 school year, nearly 3.5 million public school students were suspended out-of-school at least once. This report examines data on out-of-school suspension rates in every schoolExpand
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From Reaction to Prevention: Turning the Page on School Discipline.
We stand today in the middle of an important debate on the role, function, and practice of school discipline. There can be no question that any approach we implement should strive to create schoolExpand
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Out of School and Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools - eScholarship
Given the recent research showing that being suspended even once in ninth grade is associated with a twofold increase in the likelihood of dropping out, from 16% for those not suspended to 32% forExpand
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