Sunday, April 22, 2012

Advocates work to keep kids in school, out of prison

"For example, Advancement Project has helped a number of school districts, including Denver, CO, and Baltimore, MD, rewrite their discipline policies to focus on prevention measures and effective interventions designed to keep students within the learning environment and to limit their time spent outside of class. Advancement Project also partnered with the Florida State Conference NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to organize a series of public hearings throughout the state of Florida to discuss the school discipline crisis. They then issued a report that served as a catalyst for change throughout the state."