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Disproportionality in School Discipline (CLE)
February 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
It’s time to register for the 2022 virtual African American Conference on Disabilities (AACD) throughout the month of February. This conference is a FREE event!
Thursday, February 3rd – 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Phoenix time)
- Amanda Glass, Esq. Managing Attorney, Education Team Arizona Center for Disability Law
- Nandi Muhammad, Juvenile Justice System Improvement, Community Engagement & Education Coordinator Pima County Juvenile Court
- Dr. Evandra Catherine, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
- Jason Langberg, Civil Rights Attorney, Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education
Synopsis: Students of color and students with disabilities experience school discipline at rates far higher than their share of total student enrollment. During this session, you will hear four perspectives on the problem of disproportionality in school discipline on the basis of race and disability. Professionals in the areas of civil rights oversight, special education law, juvenile justice, and academia will each discuss the skewed application of school discipline practices.
Presentations will include data about the uneven application of school discipline based on race and disability, the role of school discipline in the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of school discipline on children and families, laws that exist to prevent against discrimination in discipline, and tools advocates can use to combat bias in discipline.