EJS Receives $900,000 Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Equal Justice Society has received a $900,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of our efforts to reduce the number of Black and Latino students unfairly disciplined because of implicit bias. The grant will also support the development and distribution of best practices and techniques developed through EJS’s efforts in these areas.

The grant from the Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich., is for February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2019.

“EJS is engaged in two California school districts to fashion concrete strategies and remedies that will lead to fewer Black and Latino students being unfairly disciplined,” said Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society. “We bring to these efforts deep relationships with social scientists, advocates, activists, and other civil rights attorneys forged over 15 years, resulting in new strategies to reduce racial bias in schools.”

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to educational policies and practices that push students, especially students of color and students with disabilities, out of schools and toward the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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