Breaking the Cycle: School-to-Prison Pipelines

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Breaking the Cycle: School-to-Prison Pipelines

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Course Description: The practice of pushing students out of the education system and into the criminal justice system has become known more concisely as the “school-to-prison pipeline.” A number of practices adopted by school districts across the country have been shown to contribute to the shuttling of students into the criminal justice system. These policies and practices have been shown to especially target students identified as part of a minority group. Today more than ever, teachers and administrators are seeing an increase in students involved with the criminal justice system, because of poor disciplinary track-records in schools.

This course will cover the subject of the school-to-prison pipeline, and why understanding this subject is crucial to better serve students. Participants will be guided through terminology, the policies and practices that contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline, and be given ideas on how to support student success and positive change in policies and practices of school districts.

Click here to download the course syllabus.

This is a 2-credit course.

Upcoming sections:

April 7, 2019 - May 18, 2019

June 16, 2019 - July 27, 2019

July 28, 2019 - September 7, 2019

October 20, 2019 - November 30, 2019

December 22, 2019 - February 1, 2020

February 23, 2020 - April 4, 2020

April 26, 2020 - June 6, 2020

Course Fees (Majestic Markdown: $90/$100 License Renewal Credit and $290/$300 Graduate Credit now through 4/22!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $90
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $100
Para credit - $90
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $290
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $300
Audit - $70

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.381.0588.

Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee per course cancelled. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Sale Policy
Sales are honored only during the dates the sale is active at the time of your registration. We do not honor current sales for previously registered or completed courses.

Transcripts
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion. Graduate transcripts take 3-4 weeks to receive and will be mailed directly to the individual.

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