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:
December 17, 2017 - January 27, 2018
February 4, 2018 - March 17, 2018
March 25, 2018 - May 5, 2018
May 13, 2018 - June 23, 2018
June 24, 2018 - August 4, 2018
August 5, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Course Fees (BLACK FRIDAY Sale--$70/$80 License Renewal and $240/$250 Grad Credit now through November 27th!): 

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $70
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $80
Para credit - $70
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $240
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $250
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) from Drake University.

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. 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 and ISEA reserve 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.

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.  This transcript will represent all classes taken through ISEA over the past several years.  Drake Graduate transcripts may take longer to receive and will be sent directly to the individual.

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