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Universal Pre-K Provides Builds Crucial Foundations

By Christopher Zoukis One of the most pressing issues with mass incarceration is the school-to-prison pipeline and the current education system. One of the most effective ways at reducing incarceration is ensuring that as many people as possible have access to quality education throughout their lives, beginning as early as possible. Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs have

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Summer college course sheds light on prison pipeline

By Christopher Zoukis Evidence continues to mount that the school-to-prison pipeline is a huge issue in our education system, contributing to the mass incarceration across United States. Yet the vast majority of our educators lack the knowledge and training necessary to implement changes that currently contribute to juvenile justice and recidivism. If we don’t properly

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Shifting to restorative justice in Los Angeles schools

By Christopher Zoukis As the school-to-prison pipeline system continues to be under scrutiny, schools in the Los Angeles area are working to reduce this, armed with mounting evidence that harsh punishment for small offenses at an early age does not reduce crime rates, but makes it more likely that offenders to go to prison than

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“Each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built.”

By Christopher Zoukis Those are the words of young Brooklynite, Vidal Chastanet, describing on Humans of New York (HONY) how his teacher, Nadia Lopez, explains the importance of education for individual and social well-being.  While we generally focus on prison education initiatives on this blog, we would be remiss to not include to mention the

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'Paper City' Documentary About Education-Prison Connection

By Michelle Williams A documentary about the Paper City will be screened in Monson this weekend with a discussion about the “school-to-prison pipeline” to follow. The film explores the intersection of education, drugs and prison in Holyoke, through the narrative of native Holyoke resident Iesha Ramos. It was shot and directed by a then-Hampshire College

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California Can End School to Prison Pipeline

By Gloria Romero and Rishawn Biddle / Sacramento Bee As the nation focuses on the state of the union and how we make ourselves a better nation, one fact is inexplicably never addressed: If we are to get people back to work, we need to not only have jobs available but trained workers available to

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We Need to Address the School to Prison Pipeline

By Gloria Romero and Rishawn Biddle / Orange County Register The deaths at the hands of the police of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and the decisions not to prosecute officers in either case, should jolt reformers into demanding the transformation of both our failing public education and criminal justice systems – whose dysfunctions disproportionately

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