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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level School District
State(s) All States
Source Government Finance Officers Association
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Education
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are tasked with providing a quality education to their students, along with ensuring their safety and welfare, regardless if classes are being held in-person or virtually. Additionally, schools must adjust to the economic ramifications brought...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Education
This report states the negative effects of school suspension and expulsion. It then proposes alternative discipline practices to support a positive and safe culture within schools that encourages students to engage in good behavior....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, School District, School Board
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education
Oftentimes, schools are ill-equipped to address bias and harassment by students against one another. This failure creates an environment that alienates and ostracizes students, ultimately leading them to leave school. This report discusses various approaches that could be used to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education, Data & Technology
Some schools and school districts are turning to social media monitoring as a response to the threat of mass shootings. Companies are marketing services claiming to identify sexual content and drug and alcohol use; prevent mass violence, self-harm, and bullying; and flag students...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Health
This report describes how the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and why mitigation measures, such as symptom screening, testing, and contact tracing, are recommended for schools. It argues that it will be more difficult for schools with poor condition facilities to effectively implement SARS-CoV-2...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
Strong public schools are the cornerstone of thriving communities. ProGov21's updated Education Roadmap provides information and resources that can aid school districts and municipal governments in improving their school systems. Reforms include universal pre-K, decriminalizing student...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) New Jersey
Source National Institute for Early Education Research
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
As New Jersey tentatively reopens K-12 schools after being closed for over five months, many of the state’s child care providers have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the children of essential workers. Throughout this time, providers have been required to observe...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Welcoming America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Housing
This report outlines recommendations for community leaders looking to create a welcoming and equitable environment for Afghan refugees. Suggestions include creating a multi-sector response group to help refugees access housing, employment, health care, and other essential services;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, School Board, School District
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Education, Public Safety
This case study analyzes how student and youth advocacy efforts have advanced alternative visions of safety within the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) district. As a result of this student-led campaign, MPS has terminated all of its contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department, terminated...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, School District
State(s) All States
Source Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Policy Areas Education, Health
This fact sheet outlines actions necessary to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Recommendations include upgrading HVAC systems, performing daily air flushes, maintaining proper relative humidity levels, conducting retro-commissioning, and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Public Safety, Education
In the name of public safety, Black children in Oakland are arrested at vastly disproportionate rates. This report reviews national research that shows, among other things, that arrests and contact with the juvenile justice system are significant contributors to high rates of school...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Michigan
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Public Safety
One of the most effective ways to prevent crime is to provide children with the parental support and programs needed to be successful, productive members of society. This report discusses four steps Michigan policymakers should take to support children's success and improve public...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety, Public Spaces
In order to effectively respond to a mass shooting, mayors and city officials must prepare ahead of time. To help cities plan for these scenarios, this resource presents a timeline of mayoral response to a hypothetical mass shooting. It also discusses specific steps city officials...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
The first 24 hours after a mass shooting requires an immediate and effective response from local officials. This report outlines steps mayors and city managers can take to minimize harm and save lives in the event of a mass shooting and links to additional resources as needed. It...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families, Education
The path to prison often begins in childhood and in schools segregated by race and class. Over the past 40 years, American schools with high Black and brown student populations in low-income and poor communities have come to resemble prisons more than places of learning. Behaviors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This report articulates young people’s mandate to their government—local, state, and federal—to permanently end the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline and build a liberatory education system based on principles of inclusion, equity and racial justice. The key points of the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Ohio
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
In 2019, a young man fatally shot nine people and wounded 17 others in Dayton, Ohio. This brief highlights the preparedness of the City prior to the Oregon District shooting, the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting, and further actions the City took to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) Oregon
Source Council for a Strong America
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Public Safety
One of the most effective ways to prevent crime is to provide children with the parental support and programs needed to be successful, productive members of society. This report discusses four steps Oregon policymakers should take to support children's success and improve public safety:...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, School District
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Education
There is evidence that placing law enforcement in schools increases referrals to the criminal legal system. The presence of law enforcement makes it more likely that students of color will be arrested for low-level offenses, and increases the formal processing of exclusionary disciplinary...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Public Safety
This brief discusses the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, where the perpetrator killed 17 people and wounded 17 others. It outlines the preparedness of the City prior to the incident, the immediate actions taken by the City in response to the shooting,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source United on Guns
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health, Public Safety
This playbook can assist Mayors and City Officials as they prepare for, respond to, and recover from public mass shootings.. It provides guidance related to communications, emergency management, victim and family assistance, donation and volunteer management, and more. Suggestions...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State, School District, National
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Education Law Center
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Zero tolerance policies, expanded presence of police in schools, and other harsh discipline policies have a disproportionate impact on students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ youth. Using Pennsylvania schools as a case study, this report examines the negative effects...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town, School Board
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Metropolitan School Board
Policy Areas Education, Public Safety
The Madison Metropolitan School Board prohibits the use of corporal punishment and unreasonable use of physical force against students. However, this policy allows district employees to use reasonable and appropriate physical restraint and/or seclusion when a student's behavior presents...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison Common Council
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Public Safety
This resolution terminates Madison Metropolitan School District's (MMSD) contract with the Madison Police Department (MPD) to provide School Resource Officers (SROs) for the four MMSD high schools. In addition, the ordinance aims to address racial disparities in school discipline...

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