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Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools

OneWorld’s Education Agenda – Nov. 22, 2013

Parents CAN Reduce Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools by keeping up with what is happening to their children in school; by developing a cooperative team with teachers, and by holding students accountable.  

“Parents Role in Reducing Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools”

Black and Hispanic students drop out of high school at a higher rate than Caucasian students. Many reasons account for this; however, one of the most common and seemingly innocuous is the fact that Black and Hispanic students get more suspensions; they fall behind, and when they cannot keep up with their peers in class, they drop out, usually in the 11th or by early part of 12th Grade.  To change this projectory more parents need to understand what they can do to improve their children’s opportunity to graduate.  Parents have some fundamental rights to know exactly what is going on in their children's schools.  They also a responsibility to be an equal partner in the education process, and to be responsible advocates for their children while holding their children responsible for getting work done as prescribed by the school.

Education attorneys and student advocates provide key facts to OneWorld’s N’Zinga Shani during this month’s Education Agenda television program.  You can see what they have to say in this special 13 mins YouTube video linked in this post.  Additionally, a 1-hour DVD with more detailed information is available from OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc (203) 407-0250.

Ann-Marie DeGraffenreidt, J.D., Director, Program Development

Education Division, CT Dept of Children & Families

Mildred Doody, Attorney
Deputy Asst Public Defender
Juvenile Post-Conviction and Re-Entry Unit

http://youtu.be/TVP4zMx_JtQ - "Parents Role in Reducing Suspensions & Expulsions In CT Public Schools."  This video is also featured in the New Haven Independent 11/22/13

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