Grantees Welcome New Federal Guidelines Addressing Discipline in Schools
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Atlantic grantees working for school discipline reform welcomed the federal government’s announcement of new school guidelines that discourage the use of zero tolerance school discipline polices.
Daniel J. Losen, director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, called the action “huge.”
“The guidelines put all districts on notice that they can be held accountable if they have excessively harsh policies,” Losen told The Washington Post. “This is telling schools what they need to pay attention to.”
VIDEO: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces the new school guidance package, which provides resources for creating safe and positive climates to help boost student academic success and close achievement gaps.
Representatives from grantee organizations, including Advancement Project, Civil Rights Project at UCLA, Dignity in Schools, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Texas Appleseed and Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), were featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, NPR and several other national news outlets.
- > Federal Guidelines Address Discipline in Schools, The Washington Post, 8 Jan 2014 (Civil Rights Project)
- > Administration Urges Restraint in Using Arrest or Expulsion to Discipline Students, The New York Times, 8 Jan 2014 (Civil Rights Project, NAACP)
- > New Federal Guidelines Aimed at Stopping Explosion in Harsh School Discipline, Center for Public Integrity, 8 Jan 2014 (Civil Rights Project)
- > Holder, Duncan Announce National Guidelines on School Discipline, The Washington Post, 8 Jan 2014 (Advancement Project)
- > New Federal Guidelines Praise By Group That Complained About Dallas County Truancy Court System, Dallas Morning News, 8 Jan 2014 (Texas Appleseed)
- > CPS Says It Will Consider New Federal School Discipline Guidelines, Chicago Sun-Times, 8 Jan 2014 (VOYCE)
- > New Guidelines Aim to End Schools to Prison Pipeline in Central Florida, Nation, Orlando Sentinel, 8 Jan 2014 (Advancement Project, NAACP)
- > Ease Up On ‘No Tolerance’ Policies, US Agencies Tell Schools, NPR, 8 Jan 2014 (Advancement Project, Texas Appleseed)
- > School Discipline: New US Guidelines Shift Away From Zero Tolerance Policies, CS Monitor, 8 Jan 2014 (Advancement Project)
- > Eric Holder, Arne Duncan Tell Schools to Stop Pushing Students into School-to-Prison Pipeline, San Francisco Bay View, 8 Jan 2014 (Dignity in Schools, NAACP)
Advancement Project is an Atlantic grantee. The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and Texas Appleseed are Atlantic grantees via a re-grant from the NAACP Legal Defense Educational Fund. Dignity in Schools Campaign is an Atlantic grantee via National Ecomonic and Social Rights Initiative and VOYCE is an Atlantic grantee through Atlantic’s Just and Fair Schools Fund at Public Interest Projects.