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New Grantees Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Posted By admin On March 4, 2011 @ 12:38 pm In Featured,PIP in the News,Press Releases | Comments Disabled

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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children

PIP’s Just and Fair Schools Fund [2] (JFSF [2]) is pleased to announce its first 21 grantees [3] organizing communities to uphold the right to education and to break the school-to-prison pipeline across the U.S.

Zero-tolerance, aggressive policing, and other extreme school discipline policies push youth out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This school-to-prison pipeline denies young people their human right to education — particularly low-income youth, students of color, LGBTQ youth, English language learners, homeless youth, youth in foster care, and students with disabilities.

JFSF two-year grants will support youth and parent leadership to break the school-to-prison pipeline. From elementary and high school pilot programs, to state- and district-wide policies, JFSF grantees are working to put into place effective school discipline approaches that keep children engaged and learning in school.

Click here to learn more. [3]

For news about grantees and the JFSF, subscribe to the JFSF e-newsletter by clicking here [4].

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[3] 21 grantees: http://www.publicinterestprojects.org/downloads/19

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