More than 25% of students in the Philadelphia School District received out-of-school suspensions during the 2011-12 school year.
As a result, large numbers of youth are pushed out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. These policies and practices also fuel systemic inequalities and disparate educational outcomes based on race, gender, perceived sexual orientation, disability status, and other categories. ELC has long been a national leader in the fight against exclusionary discipline practices. To review some of the resources that ELC has produced in the subject area, click here.
A new report recommending strategies for policy makers to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and address disparities in school discipline was...Read More