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Policy Reports and Publications

Grim Tales of Boys and Girls Out Of School, 2013.

Nowhere to Go: The devastating journey of youth expelled from Michigan schools by Peri Stone-Palmquist in collaboration with Student Advocacy Center, 2005.

Michigan’s Brand of Zero Tolerance: Is there another way? by Peri Stone-Palmquist, The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, 2004.

The Children Left Behind: How Zero Tolerance Impacts Our Most Vulnerable Youth by Ruth Zweifler and Julia De Beers, The Michigan Journal of Race and Law, 2003.


Public Testimony

Testimony before the Michigan House Education Committee on HB 5618, HB 5619, and HB 5620, May 12, 2016.

Press Releases

Read about our Dignity In Schools Week of Action event, a  “Capitol Commencement” with Michigan Senators, urging them to pass the Rethink Discipline bills. Read our press release here.

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Our Programs

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We have a variety of programs to help students, including: Education Advocacy, Check and Connect, and more. View our Programs »