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Proving the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Proving the School-to-Prison Pipeline

At issue is the school-to-prison pipeline—a term often used to describe the connection between exclusionary punishments like suspensions and expulsions and involvement in the criminal justice system. Black and Hispanic students are far more likely than white students...

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Just released @EducationNext piece details findings from @abacherhicks @ProfDavidDeming & @BillingsEcon that stricter middle schools raise the risk of adult arrests. #schooltoprisonpipelline Article: https://www.educationnext.org/proving-school-to-prison-pipeline-stricter-middle-schools-raise-risk-of-adult-arrests/

Policy Brief & link to WP: https://wheelockpolicycenter.org/high-quality-education/school-and-prison-pipeline/

Similar to the methods in latest #bullying WP, @abacherhicks @JoshuaSGoodman & @camulhern analyzed Google trends data for shifts in online learning due to COVID-19. Socioeconomic gaps were found in access to & use of #onlinelearning resources. Read here http://bit.ly/3r6J0uc

Today is the last day to submit comments to @usedgov on pre-K to 12 school discipline policies. Read up on the policy brief of @abacherhicks, @BillingsEcon & @ProfDavidDeming WP on the negative effects of exclusionary discipline below #edpolicy