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!
- Protesters demand male dentistry students be expelled over sexist Facebook posts December 19, 2014HALIFAX - People marched to the office of Dalhousie University's president Friday to demand the school expel dentistry students accused of posting misogynistic messages online about their female peers.
- Dalhousie University's choice of punishment for Facebook misogyny met with outrage December 19, 2014A rally was held today at Dalhousie University’s Halifax campus to express their outrage at the school’s decision to address complaints of misogyny with “restorative justice.”
- School punishes blind boy by replacing cane with pool noodle December 17, 2014The decision to punish a blind child by replacing his mobility cane with a swimming pool noodle is an “extra nasty step,” says a director at the American Council of the Blind.
- Race in school discipline: Study looks at silence among educators December 17, 2014As protests and anger continue to percolate around the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and other unarmed black men, one group is calling attention to the fact that many of the racial stereotypes that may have contributed to these events begin at much younger ages.
- Dalhousie University postpones dentistry exams after offensive comments posted December 16, 2014HALIFAX - Dalhousie University has postponed exams at its dentistry school and launched an investigation after sexually violent comments were posted on a social media site about female students at the Halifax dental school.
- No classes due to 'Ruby' December 7, 2014Courtesy of Offical Gazette PHAs of 4 p.m. December 7, 2014, the following local government units have announced suspension of classes for December 8, 2014. ...
- FBI seizes data from Los Angeles school district over iPad program December 3, 2014By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - FBI agents investigating the purchasing process for the Los Angeles school district's $1.3 billion effort to supply students with iPads have seized 20 boxes of documents, the district's superintendent said on Tuesday. The surprise involvement of the FBI in the controversial project follows the October res […]
- Report: Sabah school bars students from wearing crucifixes without nod December 1, 2014KOTA KINABALU, Dec 1 — Christian students in a public school in Sabah’s interior district of Keningau have allegedly been prohibited from wearing the crucifix as an accessory under threat of caning...
- FHS dress code protesters suspended for 3 to 5 days November 28, 2014A group of Fredericton High School students who staged a protest against the dress code policy at the school last week has been suspended from classes for three to five days, says one of the organizers.
- The Number of Charter Schools Suspending Kids Is Totally out of Control November 28, 2014Created as a creative and more rigorous alternative, charter schools tend to outpace traditional public schools in most areas, including on standardized assessment tests. Yet charter schools also lead their traditional counterparts in a more disturbing trend: the number of students who are suspended or expelled each year.
- Protesters demand male dentistry students be expelled over sexist Facebook posts December 19, 2014