[Sayma-Announce] "The School Discipline Consensus Report" Released today!

Free Polazzo freepolazzo at att.net
Tue Jun 3 13:38:47 EDT 2014

Dear Friends,

Exciting News!   Especially for those of us working to reduce the "Prison to School Pipeline"  as well as the overuse of school suspensions as a way to "teach a lesson" to students who are seen as "disruptive'.    Please bring this report  to your community's school officials.  Now that "summer break"  is here for many schools, time exists for this report to be required reading by all administrators, board members and teachers as well as PTA organizations.     

(for those who want to see the Executive Summary of the report  click on this link :  http://tinyurl.com/pg2twbv

Free Polazzo, 
Board Chair, Uplifting People 
"Helping Individuals to remain out of prison since 1995"
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PS:  Please excuse multiple reciept of this email as you may be on muliple lists and I don't want to miss anyone!  :)  
June 3, 2014

CSG Justice Center Releases Roadmap
for Reforming School Discipline

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released today a comprehensive report providing school leaders and state and local government officials more than 60 recommendations for overhauling their approach to school discipline. The recommendations focus on improving conditions for learning for all students and staff, strengthening responses to student’s behavioral health needs, tailoring school-police partnerships, and minimizing students’ involvement with the juvenile justice system.

The result of more than 700 interviews spanning 3 years, The School Discipline Consensus Report: Strategies from the Field to Keep Students Engaged in School and Out of the Juvenile Justice System reflects a consensus among a wide collection of leaders in the areas of education, health, law enforcement, and juvenile justice, establishing the strategies necessary to reduce the number of youth suspended from school while providing learning conditions that help all students succeed.

Following the release of the report, the CSG Justice Center is hosting events on June 4 in Austin, TX and June 5 in Los Angeles, CA that will feature discussion from local, state, and national leaders who have been working to implement policies and practices to improve school discipline, climate, and safety, and will help set the stage for discussions on how best to implement the report’s recommendations.

To download the report, watch the live streaming, register to attend an event, or for more information about the project, click here. 


The School Discipline Consensus Project is led by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice; Atlantic Philanthropies; The California Endowment; the NoVo Foundation; and the Open Society Foundations.

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