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Suspension Stories is a youth-led participatory action research project to understand the school to prison pipeline. This initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team (www.rogersparkywat.org) and Project NIA (www.project-nia.org).
- Video: “What We Carry On Our Backs: The School To Prison Pipeline”
- “Charter schools’ discipline policy under fire”
- “The the number of serious incidents of misbehavior plummeted 60 percent…”
- Freedom Summer Youth Congress Addressing Youth Criminalization & More This Summer
- Kiera Wilmot, the Honor Student Who Was Arrested For a Botched Science Experiment, Tells Her Story
- JJIE: “Life after Juvenile Detention”
- “Are School Closings the ‘New Jim Crow’? Activists File Civil Rights Complaints.”
- Communities Around The Country Gear Up For National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth!
- 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US August 30, 2014A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:
- Lynden Dorval, fired for giving zeros, 'treated unfairly,' appeal board rules August 29, 2014A provincial appeal board that looks into the firing of teachers has found the Edmonton Public School Board "did not act fairly" when they suspended and then fired Lynden Dorval, who broke school policy by giving zeros to his students. It actually works," Dorval said Friday. Dorval, a physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School, was suspended […]
- Court overturns suspension of W.Va. doc's license August 28, 2014CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A judge reinstated a doctor's license Thursday, a month after it was suspended when health officials accused his clinic of unsanitary conditions and reusing needles.
- Tennessee Student Kicked Out Of Class For Saying "Bless You" August 27, 2014DYERSBURG, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute, on behalf of Dyer County High School student Kendra Turner, sent a demand letter to school officials for unlawfully punishing the high school senior for blessing another student who sneezed. The letter seeks an apology from school officials who banned students from saying, […]
- UOttawa hockey team suspension not just about police charges: Allan Rock August 27, 2014The University of Ottawa’s men’s hockey team was suspended for the entire 2014-15 season because of widespread "disreputable" behaviour, not just in response to an alleged sexual assault, according to school president Allan Rock. In a letter to the Globe and Mail this week, Rock responded to criticism regarding the team’s suspension for a year. […]
- LA Schools Suspend A Billion-Dollar Contract With Apple August 26, 2014Michael Kooren/Reuters The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has suspended a billion-dollar program to put iPads in its schools, according to an LA Times report. LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announce the setback in a memo to the district’s Board of Education. “This Informative is to advise the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Educati […]
- Los Angeles schools official suspends iPad rollout: L.A. Times August 26, 2014(Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the $1 billion initiative faces problems and growing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported. Monday's suspension is the latest setback for the Los Angeles Unified School District's proposed technology […]
- High School Student Gets In-School Suspension for Saying 'Bless You' August 21, 2014Though it might be a common response, one Tennessee high school student claims that her "Bless you" got her sent to in-school suspension. Kendra Turner, 17, took to her Facebook page to describe the scenario at Dyer County High School, posting:
- High school senior says she was suspended for saying 'bless you' August 21, 2014A high school senior in Tennessee says she was given an in-school suspension for saying "bless you" to classmate who had sneezed.
- State Health Laws Set Rules For Pennsylvania Fall Sports Coaches And Student-Athletes August 4, 2014HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The start of a new school year in the Keystone State typically means a new Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) fall sports season is here. To help ease some of these concerns, Pennsylvania state law - strongly supported by Pennsylvania physicians - requires all high school coaches […]
- 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US August 30, 2014