A Missouri law sparks concerns over felony charges for school fights. It could impact students of color disproportionately.
One of the Spring Valley High School students arrested last year is raising awareness about girls in the school-to-prison pipeline. Niya Kenny has graduated and now interns for a social justice nonprofit.
The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There's no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.
An analysis of data revealed that the police arrest Black & Hispanic students disproportionately in NYC schools. The police are also more likely to handcuff students of color.
Baltimore County public schools are exploring ways to reduce suspensions for students of color. Hundreds of educators attended a two-day conference to find solutions.
A Tennessee prosecutor said he will drop criminal charges against elementary school children. Parents protested the arrests.
St. Louis school officials announced a ban against automatic out-of-school suspensions of students in preschool through second grade. This move follows a report that said Missouri leads the nation in suspending Black elementary school students.
According to author Monique Morris, Black girls make up 16 percent of American school students, but account for over 33 percent of school arrests.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed spending $2 billion on alternatives to traditional school punishment. Her plan, and other alternatives like restorative justice, seek to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
As the top administrator for the school system in Madison, Wisconsin, Nancy Hanks has revamped their discipline practices after realizing suspensions and expulsions contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.