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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).
- “Twin Cities religious leaders call for an end to mass student suspensions”
- “Suspensions at R.I. schools down; rates for minority students disproportionately high”
- “Juvenile justice system often leads to adult system, professor says”
- “We were about to put this kid out of school, when what he really deserved was a medal.”
- Christian Science Monitor: “Ohio boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun. ‘Zero tolerance’ run amok?”
- Epoch Times: Bill Requests NYPD to Report Youth Arrest Data
- The Uptake: “School-To-Prison Pipeline” Sparks Protest, School Walkout
- School-to-Prison Pipeline Analysis Using Civil Rights Data
- Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets March 10, 2014The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that tried to ban students from wearing "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness, ending a case that began more than three years ago with the suspension of two middle-school girls who refused a principal's order to take them off.
- Supreme Court won’t hear “Boobies” bracelet case appeal March 10, 2014The United States Supreme Court said today, without comment, that it won’t accept a Pennsylvania school district’s appeal in a case involving two middle school students punished for wearing “I heart Boobies” breast cancer awareness bracelets.
- Student free speech prevails, as Supreme Court refuses 'boobies' bracelet case March 10, 2014The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that seventh- and eighth-grade students in a Pennsylvania school district have a free speech right to wear bracelets proclaiming “i ♥ boobies!” School officials had asked the high court to take up the case and reverse the ruling to allow administrators more leeway to censor messages worn by stu […]
- U.S. top court declines to hear 'I (heart sign) boobies' case March 10, 2014By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a school district's appeal over an attempt by officials to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets bearing the message "I (heart sign) boobies," handing victory to two students who challenged the decision on free speech grounds. The court's decision […]
- Supreme court declines to hear 'I (heart sign) boobies' case March 10, 2014By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a school district's appeal over an attempt by officials to ban breast cancer awareness bracelets bearing the message "I (heart sign) boobies," handing victory to two students who challenged the decision on free speech grounds. The court's decision […]
- Update: How the “Boobies” case almost made it to the Supreme Court March 10, 2014A widely followed case about student free speech and “I Heart Boobies” bracelets likely saw its final day in court on Monday as the Supreme Court denied a final appeal from the Easton school district, and two middle school students win their case.
- Elementary school students caught smoking marijuana in bathroom March 5, 2014Three third-graders are now facing suspension and possibly even expulsion.
- Ohio boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun. ‘Zero tolerance’ run amok? March 5, 2014The suspension last week of an Ohio fifth-grader who formed his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed his finger “execution-style” at a classmate is fueling the debate over whether school administrators under pressure to keep schools safe are punishing students excessively for imaginative play.
- You won’t believe the lenient punishment for this kindergartener-dragging principal [VIDEO] February 22, 2014NBC Connecticut has obtained damning school surveillance video appearing to show an elementary school principal dragging kindergarteners down school hallways on two separate occasions. The principal is Carmen Perez Dickson. At the time, she was the chief administrator at Tisdale School in Bridgeport, Conn. So, America, guess what happened to Dickson.
- School tells student the pink streaks in her hair are distracting, takes her out classes February 14, 2014She spent the day in in-school suspension.
- Court won't hear dispute over 'boobies' bracelets March 10, 2014