About the author
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!
- Challenges to school boards' decisions rare - NZSTA March 25, 2015The President of NZ School Trustees Association, Lorraine Kerr, says challenges to schools’ decisions arising from student disciplinary cases are quite rare.
- Kids more likely to use marijuana when suspension is the consequence March 25, 2015By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - Schools that use suspension to punish drug use, or that weakly enforce any of their drug policies, have higher rates of student marijuana use than schools with more consistent and less-punitive approaches, according to a new study. “We hypothesized that harsh penalties like suspension would act as a deterrent and result […]
- 7 charter school authorizers no longer at risk of suspension March 25, 2015Michigan's top education official notified seven charter school authorizers Wednesday that they are no longer at risk of losing their ability to charter new schools, crediting them for improvements since ...
- Cops: Obsessed teacher spoke of running away with pupil, 11 March 25, 2015PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elementary school teacher who resigned this month was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students, encrypting her phone number on the girl's math homework, exchanging thousands of text messages with her and even talking of running away with her, authorities said Wednesday.
- Over 40 students suspended in grade-changing scheme March 25, 2015ARNAUDVILLE, La. (AP) — A high school in southern Louisiana has suspended at least 45 students as part of an investigation into a student who changed grades through a web-based computer program.
- Why did teachers in the Phillippines pull the plug on this student's graduation speech? March 24, 2015A YouTube video that shows school officials in the Philippines cutting off a high school student’s graduation speech has sparked online debate about school authority and the freedom of speech. Niño Parochial School in Quezon City, salutatorian Krisel Mallari hinted at injustice in the school's grading system, leading school officials to stop her before […]
- SC asks DepEd, CHEd for answers to K-12 suspension plea March 24, 2015The Supreme Court (SC) required yesterday the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to answer the petition that sought the suspension of the implementation next school year of the K-12 curriculum in both public and private schools in the country. In a press briefing, SC Spokesman Theodore O. Te said the answer was requ […]
- Strip-searched Quebec girl can't return to high school where it happened March 17, 2015A teen girl who was strip-searched at a Quebec City high school in a highly publicized case has lost her bid to return to the same institution. The family's lawyer had sought an injunction, challenging the suspension and allowing her to return to the Neufchatel High School, which had suspended her last month. Family lawyer Francois-David Bernier said Qu […]
- Strip-searched girl can't return to her school, Quebec judge rules March 16, 2015A 15-year-old girl who was strip-searched at Neufchatel High School in Quebec City in February must attend another school after a judge ruled against her challenge of the suspension.
- Roxas to Binays: Face the music March 14, 2015Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II advised yesterday suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. that the suspension order of the ombudsman is a serious matter so the mayor should stop thinking like an adolescent when dealing with the issue. The Office of the Ombudsman issued Thursday a six-month preventive suspension ag […]
- Challenges to school boards' decisions rare - NZSTA March 25, 2015