Tag Archive for: student rights

Orange text on blue background reads: Education Blog. Illustrations of young people gathered are below. On a blackboard, text in chalk reads: School Exclusion and there is a red handprint behind the text.

Meeting the Moment: We CAN End School Exclusion

TeamChild’s vision for our schools is an end to exclusion and cycles of harm perpetuated onto students of color and students with disabilities.

Youth have a Right of Return after School Discipline Ends – M.G. v. Yakima School District, No. 38165-0-III (Dec. 2022)

In a decision that was issued in December and published this month, the Court held that, under state law, students have a right of return after a suspension ends. State law prohibits indefinite suspension and expulsion and requires procedural protections before the right of education is taken away from a student.

Marcos wears glasses and a smokey blue blazer and smiles into the camera.

Reflections on My 1st Year at TeamChild

As we head into 2023 — a year of strategic planning for TeamChild — each one of us on our staff and Board is deeply reflecting on how we can meet the challenges of today while doing the work to prevent harm from happening in the first place.

TeamChild Partners with Local Legal Aid and Community Organizations for Know Your Rights Webinars

TeamChild has long addressed education access and equity for young people experiencing school discipline, enrollment and reengagement barriers, inadequate special education and related services, and discrimination. COVID-19 has intensified these issues for youth of color, youth with disabilities and youth with financial challenges.

In September, attorneys from our Know Your Rights workgroup collaborated with partner organizations to share information from our Education in the wake of COVID-19 Know Your Rights Manual. If you missed the webinars you can view them, and related resources, using the following links:

South King County Discipline Coalition – Back To School in COVID-19

Special Education in Washington – co-hosted with the Northwest Justice Project and Disability Rights Washington

The next webinar will be presented by The Every Student Counts Alliance, a coalition of parents in the Spokane region seeking to create equitable and inclusive school practices involving education, discipline and safety while amplifying the voices of diverse populations. Attorneys from TeamChild and Northwest Justice Project will present information regarding attendance, grading, special education, discipline, technology, and McKinney-Vento issues during distance learning. Following a short presentation, there will be time for questions and discussions of students’ issues that have arisen with the beginning of the school year. Save the date!

October 2nd, 2:30-4 PMBack to School in 2020 Know Your Rights. Pre-registration is requested. Register HERE.

See our calendar for additional upcoming training dates.

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