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02/28/2018 | Organizing for Education Justice

OnePA is Standing for Education Justice

In Pennsylvania, the underfunding of schools has led to a lack of resources and the criminalization of young people. On February 22, OnePA premiered an incredible documentary film by Chris Ivey called “Parents Take a Stand for Education Justice,” a story of parents fighting back in Pittsburgh and beyond. The premier included an interactive live panel discussion with students and parents who fought to win a ban on suspensions from PreK to 2nd grade for non-violent conduct in Pittsburgh Public Schools. Thanks to the hard work of the parents and students featured in Ivey’s film, the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board become the first school district in Pennsylvania to prohibit suspensions for minor, non-violent conduct before third grade.

Check out the livestream of the film premiere and panel discussion on OnePA’s Facebook page!