How Philadelphia Shut Down School-to-Prison Pipeline

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The Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program, an initiative that has used services the city already had in place, has more or less shut down the school-to-prison pipeline in Philadelphia and created a model for how to do so nationwide, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. In its first full year, 2014-15, the program cut arrests 54 percent from a year earlier. By the next year, arrests were down . . .

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