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  • Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

    Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

    In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. I ...

  • Help End Mass Incarceration

    Help End Mass Incarceration

    Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspensi ...

  • Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

    Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

    What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media con ...

  • Equality for All Students

    Equality for All Students

    Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our schoo ...

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

Virginia Organizing Challenges Number of School Suspensions

In the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters have worked to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that has sent so many students unjustly into the juvenile justice system. ...

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Help End Mass Incarceration

Help End Mass Incarceration

Today, Virginia Organizing participated in the National Day of Empathy as part of the #cut50 campaign to reduce mass incarceration by 50 percent. The research shows school suspens ...

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Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

Virginia Organizing to Hold ‘Day of Empathy’ Media Call

What: Tele-media conference When: Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Call 712-432-1500, access code is 529122# Lynchburg, Va. ­— Virginia Organizing will hold a tele-media co ...

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Equality for All Students

Equality for All Students

Published in the News and Advance I’m writing this letter to commend Scott Brabrand, superintendent of Lynchburg City Schools, and Derrick Brown for introducing change in our scho ...

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Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

Take Action to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline

For the past two years, Virginia Organizing Chapters from Fredericksburg to Lynchburg and Christiansburg to Portsmouth have been working locally to stop the school-to-prison pipel ...

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Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

Parents, Educators Fight Back Against Rising Suspension Numbers

To watch the original video, visit WAVY. HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — More than 20,000 students across Hampton Roads received suspensions last school year, according to data obtain ...

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Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Editorial: A Better Choice for Student Discipline

Published in the Free Lance-Star THE REPORT presented a disconcerting situation. Virginia, more than any other state, turns students with disciplinary issues in school over to pol ...

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Grassroots Group and Spotsylvania Schools Make Progress on Discipline

Grassroots Group and Spotsylvania Schools Make Progress on Discipline

About a year ago, Spotsylvania County resident Bryn Pavek saw a startling headline. Virginia, she found, led the nation with the highest number of student referrals to police. A r ...

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Letter: Spotsylvania Schools Take an Important Step

Letter: Spotsylvania Schools Take an Important Step

Published in the Free Lance-Star I would like to thank School Superintendent Scott Baker and Sheriff Roger Harris for their diligence and responsiveness in making progress on redu ...

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Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Virginia Organizing continues conversation with Danville police for ‘more accountability’

Standing on the steps of City Hall, members of Virginia Organizing announced the progress they are making in an ongoing conversation with Danville police on accountability and tra ...

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