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JJPL in the News


Mar 11, 2014

JJPL releases 2012-2013 School Discipline Information Reports

At JJPL, we believe that greater transparency about the use of suspensions will bring a deeper awareness to parents as they choose schools for their students and to educators and policy makers as they create school and classroom discipline policies that keep students in schools.

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Mar 10, 2014

2012-2013 School Discipline Information Reports

At JJPL, we believe that greater transparency about the use of suspensions will bring a deeper awareness to parents as they choose schools for their students and to educators and policy makers as they create school and classroom discipline policies that keep students in schools.  The information in the School Discipline Information Report was gathered…

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Jan 10, 2014

JJPL Applauds New Federal Guidelines for School Discipline

JJPL applauds the new federal guidelines for school discipline that move away from harsh, zero-tolerance policies that push children out of school instead of keeping them in the classroom and creating safe learning environments. Schools First Project Director Jolon McNeil says “A national framework helps give Louisiana schools crucial guidance about the impact of school discipline…

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Nov 27, 2013

Letter to Ben Marcovitz: Don’t suspend students for protesting

November 25, 2013 Ben Marcovitz Chief Executive Officer Collegiate Academies bmarcovitz@collegiateacademies.org Dear Mr. Marcovitz: In November 1960, Ruby Bridges bravely walked into a formerly all-white elementary school, ushering in the integration of New Orleans’ public schools.  That journey explicitly brought young people into the conversation about school equity and equality.  Over 50 years later, youth…

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