School-To-Prison Pipeline

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

A Missouri law sparks concerns over felony charges for school fights. It could impact students of color disproportionately.

The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There's no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.

An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.

Baltimore County public schools are exploring ways to reduce suspensions for students of color. Hundreds of educators attended a two-day conference to find solutions.

St. Louis school officials announced a ban against automatic out-of-school suspensions of students in preschool through second grade. This move follows a report that said Missouri leads the nation in suspending Black elementary school students.

According to author Monique Morris, Black girls make up 16 percent of American school students, but account for over 33 percent of school arrests.

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed spending $2 billion on alternatives to traditional school punishment. Her plan, and other alternatives like restorative justice, seek to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

The increasing number of preschoolers being suspended and the frequency of their punishment across the nation has unearthed a "troubling racial skew."

Police in Michigan are apologizing after an officer handcuffed a 7-year-old student at Brownell STEM Academy's after-school program on Oct. 12.

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