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Securing the Education Pipeline by Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
"Securing the Education Pipeline by Ending the School to Prison Pipeline" Materials
- Report Released by US Department of Education and Department of Justice on School Climate and Discipline (2014)
- U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection Report
- Local School Councils - Georgia School Council Institute
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Basics (GA DOE)
- Presentation by Judge Steven Teske, Clayton County Juvenile Court
- Presentation by Lisa Skinner, ACLU of Georgia
- Presentation by Marlyn Tillman, Gwinnett STOPP
- ACLU of GA School to Prison Pipeline Advocacy Toolkit - Action PACT Advocacy Toolkit -The advocacy toolkit contains customizable information on how to address local STPP problems. It includes a video that demonstrates how to access national resources and how to adapt the data to meet local needs. The kit contains an online group game that will test and increase knowledge of STPP issues. Also included is the most recent school discipline and achievement data from the Georgia Department of Education, along with a sample open records to get updated data, and student Know Your Rights cards for selected counties.
Georgia Appleseed Toolkit and Reports:
When My Child is Disciplined at School: A Guide for Families "As part of its continuing focus on effective parental involvement to benefit students and schools, Georgia Appleseed is pleased to offer its new handbook, When My Child is Disciplined at School: A Guide for Families. The guidebook is intended as a tool to help parents and guardians throughout Georgia to become informed advocates for their children when dealing with school discipline policies."
Effective Student Discipline: Keeping Kids in Class presents the findings of a year and a half study of public school discipline policy, practice and outcomes in Georgia. It includes: (1) Comprehensive analysis of Georgia Department of Education public school discipline data; (2) 'Voices from the Field' from interviews with 200 educators and public school discipline and safety stakeholders; and (3) Action recommendations for policy-makers and parents to help kids stay in school and on track for graduation.
The Same Starting Line invites school board members, educators, communities and policymakers to shift the conversation about public schools from what kids lack to what schools and school boards, superintendents and other key decision-makers must provide.
Please avail yourselves of this information. Share it with the parents and guardians in your faith community. Please contact ICM if you are interested in hosting a School to Prison Pipeline information session at your faith community. Please call 770-498-2141 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org