Monthly Archives: April 2015

Better School Discipline Data in NC

By Jason Langberg There’s finally good news coming out of and bi-partisan cooperation in the North Carolina General Assembly. Earlier this month, Representatives Graig Meyer, Rick Glazier, Sam Watford, and Donny Lambeth filed House Bill (HB) 819, an act designed

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The Negative Impacts of SB 343

By Jane Wettach & Jason Langberg North Carolina already has a massive school-to-prison pipeline and an alarming number of youth in the adult criminal system, and both crises may soon worsen. Rep. Jerry Tillman filed SB 343 (“Student Assault on Teacher/Felony

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School Resource Officer Census Released

By Jason Langberg Last month, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Center for Safer Schools (CFSS) released its 2015 North Carolina School Resource Officer Census. The Census defines school resource officers (SROs) as “law enforcement officers who are assigned to

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Suspension Prevention is Everybody’s Business

By: Jenni Owen Across North Carolina and the nation, what’s often referred to as “the great equalizer” turns students away. Schools suspend students for not attending school. Yes, really. Students who miss too much school are told they must miss even

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Action

By: Jane Wettach At a recent talk I gave on the School-to-Prison Pipeline, a school board member in the audience strongly objected to the metaphor and said he thought it wrongly blamed school boards and school administrators for a whole

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