Category Archive: School Discipline

May 18

Apply Now: School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is accepting applications for the School-Justice Partnerships Certificate Program, which is designed to provide school and district staff, court professionals, law enforcement, and other child-serving community leaders with the knowledge necessary to address the immediate and long-term needs of students in, or at risk of entering, …

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May 16

Most Teachers in California Say They Need More Training in Alternatives to Suspensions, Survey Finds

EdSource By Jane Meredith Adams When Erika Jones, a kindergarten teacher in Los Angeles, needed to know what to do for a tantrum-throwing, book-hurling kindergartner in lieu of sending him to the principal’s office, she discovered she’d have to teach herself a new approach to school discipline. “For me personally, I didn’t receive any training …

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May 16

Three States Cite School Climate Surveys in Their ESSA Plans, Why Don’t Others Use Culture for Accountability?

The 74 By Kate Stringer Of the dozen state ESSA plans that have been submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education, most have nothing but praise for school climate surveys as measurements of school quality. But when it comes to actually using surveys as accountability measures, most states back away. Only three states …

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Apr 16

Register for Webinar: Reentry Mentoring—Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth

Hosted by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership Date: Thursday, April 20 Time: 1:00–2:30 pm ET In this webinar, representatives from Family ReEntry, a Second Chance Act grantee; the Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut; and The Council of State Governments Justice Center will discuss how to engage youth involved with the juvenile justice system through mentoring. Family ReEntry …

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Mar 31

Temporary County Jobs Offer Former Foster Youth Pathway to Employment

The Chronicle of Social Change By Gabrielle Tilley Employment outcomes for youth transitioning out of foster care are less than hopeful, but the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is looking to a new pilot program to change that. A California study found former foster youth to be 56 percent less likely than their low-income …

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Mar 20

California Lawmakers Unveil a List of Bills Meant to Keep Children out of the Juvenile Justice System

Los Angeles Times By Jazmine Ulloa California lawmakers on Monday said they have filed a package of bills in an attempt to divert children from a school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects low-income and black and Latino families. Sens. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) have introduced eight proposals that would extend protections for …

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