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State Action to Narrow the School-to-Prison Pipeline

February 09, 2022
Thanks to a $122 billion infusion of federal funds for public education included in the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, schools and communities have the opportunity to invest vast resources in effective new approaches to close the school-to-prison pipeline. The Sentencing Project has examined the plans submitted by every state for use of these federal funds.
State Action to Narrow the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Thanks to a $122 billion infusion of federal funds for public education included in the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, schools and communities have the opportunity to invest vast resources in effective new approaches to close the school-to-prison pipeline. The Sentencing Project has examined the plans submitted by every state for use of these federal funds. The analysis is summarized in two new documents:

These new documents build off of our August 2021 report, Back to School Action Guide: Re-Engaging Students and Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline. In addition, The Sentencing Project has also created a fact sheet about the ESSER funding stream and a list of initial recommended steps for advocates to consider to start making their voices heard in discussions about how to allocate the ESSER funds.

 
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