The School to Prison Pipeline starts in K-5

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Join us for a discussion that kickstarts a community for NYC educators to end overly punitive and racially disproportionate discipline in K-5 schools.

Tuesday, August 26th

4th Avenue Pub
76 4th Ave (btw Bergen and St. Marks)

Subways: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R Atlantic-Pacific

Snacks Provided


It's finally here: The Growing Fairness TOOLKIT!

Happy Summertime!

You've seen the film.

You've heard about the workshops.

Now check out the Growing Fairness Toolkit now online!


The Growing Fairness Toolkit features tools and testimonials about implementing restorative justice practices from more than 12 NYC schools, 20 contributors -- and counting! Including original reflections, protocols, lessons plans, sample letters, evaluations, and so much more, the Toolkit is written by the educators who are making a transformational shift away from suspensions and policing in public schools and toward positive accountability, student leadership, and community empowerment.

Check it out now!

& read answers to some Frequently Asked Questions here

Eat Ice Cream with Us!

Celebrate summer at our ...


Friday, June 27th, 4-6pm
Stuyvesant Park (near 16th St. & Rutherford Place)

RSVP here so that we have enough ice cream for you!

There will be carnival games provided by Milk, Not Jails! 1001069_552642692740_1059100729_n.jpg

(Milk Not Jails is an economic alternative to the prison industry. It is a dairy marketing and distribution co-operative and a political campaign building an alliance for a sustainable and just regional economy. Milk, Not Jails is building a regional economy that depends on bringing city residents local, healthy food, not locking them up.)

Final Member Meeting of the School Year!

Workshop with Girls for Gender Equity: Gender Justice and School Pushout

Saturday, June 14th

YA-YA Network
224 W. 29th Street, 14th Floor
A/C/E/N/Q/R/1/2/3 to 34th St.

School staff, students, parents—all are welcome!
Bring a snack or drink to share
Please RSVP:
Flyer attached below


In Friday's Gotham Gazette, Teachers Unite ally member & principal of the James Baldwin School Brady Smith calls on the Chancellor to take the lead on school discipline and eliminate suspension for "Defying Authority" in the Discipline Code.

"Last year in New York City schools, black students, who comprise less than a third of the student population, served more than half of the suspensions citywide. Students with disabilities, making up twelve percent of the student body, served a whopping thirty percent of principal and superintendent suspensions. Are our black students or students with special needs more disruptive, or more dangerous, than their white peers? No."

Read the whole Op Ed here, share far and wide, and join Teachers Unite members, students, parents, and advocates at the Discipline Code Hearing to call on the DOE to stop racial disparities in discipline & school-to-prison pipeline in NYC!

POSTPONED: Press Conference and Discipline Code Hearing

MS 131
100 Hester Street

B/D to Grand | J to Bowery | 6/N/Q/R to Bowery | F to East Broadway

4:45 PM Press Conference
5:30 PM Sign up for Giving Testimony
6-8 PM Discipline Code Hearing

Dignity in Schools Demands on Mayor, Chancellor and DOE:
- End Suspensions for “Defying or Disobeying Authority”, a minor misbehavior that is the second most common reason for suspensions
-Mandate Guidance Interventions, like counseling, mediation & restorative justice before suspension (except for the most serious behaviors)
-AND Provide Trainings to All School Staff on the purpose and use of Guidance Interventions to prevent and reduce conflict and disruption.

Students - Educators - Parents - Community Members: Come Speak Out!

Flyer attached: please share far and wide!



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