Thursday, July 11, 2013

Advocacy group seeks to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Education Week recently reported on grassroots campaign ActionCamp 2.0, that seeks reform of schools' zero tolerance discipline policies. ActionCamp is one of the network of groups at Dignity in Schools (DSC) that want to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline starting with school mandatory discipline policies. DSC member organization Portland Parent Union successfully pushed this year for the passage of Oregon bill HB 2192-B to remove mandatory expulsion requirements from the state's school discipline statute. The Oregon legislation will go into effect in July 2014. Read more about Dignity in Schools.


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