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The 9th problem with the Common Core standards

Washington Post Nation - September 16, 2017 - 7:30am

The previous post, in support of the Common Core State Standards, is a response to an August piece by veteran educator Marion Brady that was highly critical of the standards initiative. Here Brady takes another wack at the standards.

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Categories: National News

Homicide in the U.S. Known to Law Enforcement, 2011

PrisonSucks.com Research - January 5, 2015 - 10:00pm
by Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Categories: National News

PPI Board Member Heather Thompson chosen as a 2014 Media for a Just Society Award Finalist

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added PPI Board Member Heather Thompson chosen as a 2014 Media for a Just Society Award Finalist to the Prison Policy Blog.

Heather's nominated article reveals the many ways that our nation's unprecedented use of incarceration has distorted our political landscape.

Categories: National News

Putting “Corrections” Back in State Jails:

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Putting “Corrections” Back in State Jails: How to Reform Texas’ Expensive, Ineffective State Jail System by Texas Public Policy Foundation
Categories: National News

World Prison Population List

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to World Prison Population List (tenth edition) by International Centre for Prison Studies
Categories: National News

Branded for Life:

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Branded for Life: Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults under its “Direct File” Statute by Human Rights Watch
Categories: National News

The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails:

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey by Treatment Advocacy Program
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PPI friend Kelsey Kauffman urges American Pharmacist Association to reject lethal injection

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added PPI friend Kelsey Kauffman urges American Pharmacist Association to reject lethal injection to the Prison Policy Blog.

Think Progress covers the push for the APA to recognize that pharmacists have a moral imperative to refuse to participate in the state-sanctioned administration of death.

Categories: National News

John Green on mass incarceration, racial disparities and long sentence lengths

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added John Green on mass incarceration, racial disparities and long sentence lengths to the Prison Policy Blog.

John Green responds to Hank's video about Mass Incarceration with his own insightful comments on racial disparities and why the U.S. has the world's highest incarceration rate.

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In Connecticut, should 9 equal 10?

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative maps page was updated with a new map: In Connecticut, should 9 equal 10?.
Categories: National News

Incarceration in America: Past and Present: A Panel with Three Leading Scholars

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added Incarceration in America: Past and Present: A Panel with Three Leading Scholars to the Prisoners of the Census Blog.

Historian and PPI board member Heather Thompson gave an overview of how prison gerrymandering distorts Pennsylvania democracy, and showed the graphic from our brand new report "Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie."

Categories: National News

Public and Private Prisons, 1999-2012

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative graphs page was updated with a new graph: Public and Private Prisons, 1999-2012.
Categories: National News

Misconceptions about sentencing enhancement zones persist in Conn. Legislature

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added Misconceptions about sentencing enhancement zones persist in Conn. Legislature to the Prison Policy Blog.

Conn. legislators continue to support over-reaching, diluted, version of sentencing enhancement law creating urban penalty, failing to protect children.

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New Report Shows Failure of Connecticut’s Sentencing Enhancement Zones

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
Added New Report Shows Failure of Connecticut’s Sentencing Enhancement Zones to the Prison Policy Blog.

New report analyzes Connecticut's failed sentencing enhancement zones, reveals law doesn’t work, can’t work, and creates urban penalty.

Categories: National News

Billion Dollar Divide:

Prison Policy Initiative - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia’s Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge by Justice Policy Institute
Categories: National News
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