Author Archives: Urban Youth Collaborative

NYC Education Advocates Denounce DeVos Confirmation

 New York Education Advocates Denounce Betsy DeVos Confirmation New York, NY (02/07/17)—In response to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the nation’s next Secretary of Education—which occurred only after Vice President Mike Pence had to break a 50-50 tie, including Republican opposition—New York education advocates Kesi Foster and Natasha Capers issued the following statement on

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No Sanctuaries

There Are No Sanctuaries Black and Brown youth have never received sanctuary in this country, its cities, our communities, or in the institutions that are supposed to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment, including our public schools. Despite Mayor’s and municipal governments from New York to Philadelphia and Los Angeles to the Bay Area

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When School Feels Like Prison

When School Feels Like Prison A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques. By MELINDA D. ANDERSON SEP 12, 2016 In December 2012, a Senate subcommittee was convened to examine the school-to-prison pipeline, a national trend in which overly punitive school discipline

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Urban Youth Collaborative Calls for Urgency in Adopting Transformative School Discipline Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21st, 2016 Press Contact: Kesi Foster 646.404.4947 kesi_foster@urbanyouthcollaborative.org  The Urban Youth Collaborative Calls for Urgency in Adopting Transformative School Discipline Reforms In response to The Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Discipline and Climate final recommendations and newly released school safety data. New York, NY (07/22/16)— Today, the Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Discipline and

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