School-To-Prison Pipeline

NewsOne focuses in March 2017 on the steep uphill climb of Black girls in the K-12 public school system.

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.

One of the Spring Valley High School students arrested last year is raising awareness about girls in the school-to-prison pipeline. Niya Kenny has graduated and now interns for a social justice nonprofit.

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.

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

Data analysis finds that nearly half of the nation's largest school districts hired more security officers than counselors. This study adds to the national discussion about 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."

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is donating $4.7 million to eight organizations in New Orleans and two coalitions in Mississippi devoted to uplifting young men and…

The school-t0-prison pipeline is alive and well in America. There are currently more than 60,000 individuals under the age of 21 locked behind bars in…