School-to-Prison Pipeline

This episode focuses on school disciplinary policies that result in pathways to the juvenile justice system and poor educational outcomes. Guests also discuss the role school psychologists have in promoting culturally relevant preventive and responsive school-wide practices that are sensitive to a range of external factors that impact student behavior. This podcast can also be downloaded to your computer or mobile device.  

Meet the Participants

Dan Florell (Host)
Dan Florell, PhD, NCSP, is an Associate Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and the NASP Online Communication Coordinator and Historian.
Follow Dan on Twitter: @schoolpsychtech

Sycarah Fisher (Facilitator)
Sycarah Fisher, PhD, is an assistant professor of school psychology at the University of Kentucky.
Send an e-mail to Sycarah: sycarah.fisher@uky.edu

Shereen Naser (Facilitator)
Dr. Shereen Naser is an assistant professor at Cleveland State University, in the school psychology program.
Follow Shereen on Twitter: @ShereenCNaser

Scott Graves (Guest)
Scott L. Graves Jr. is an associate professor of School Psychology at Ohio State University, and his research is focused on identifying strengths in African American children that lead to positive social–emotional and academic outcomes.
Follow Scott on Twitter: @scottgravesjr

Antoinette Miranda (Guest)
Dr. Antoinette Miranda is Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program at the Ohio State University.
Send an e-mail to Antoinette: miranda.2@osu.edu 

Related Resources

Examining Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, Disciplinary Practices, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline 
The first of a two-part series in Communiqué discusses the negative effects of school policies on specific populations and provides school psychologists with recommendations to address disproportionality. 

Examining Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, Disciplinary Practices, and the School-to-Prison Pipline Part II 
The second of the two-part series further explores the school-to-prison pipeline, which refers to policies and practices that lead at-risk students to more restrictive settings such as alternative schools and the juvenile justice system.

Racial and Ethinic Disproportionality in Education Position Statement
NASP endorses the implementation of inclusive schools in which specific groups of children are not disproportionately represented in restrictive educational settings.