Breaking The School-To-Prison Pipeline focuses on the last five school years (2013-2014 to 2017-2018). During this period, many new initiatives were being implemented to address school climate and discipline in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). In keeping with The Children’s Agenda’s mission, this report seeks to promote evidence-based solutions for improving children’s academic and social-emotional wellbeing, especially for those most impacted by poverty, discrimination, health disparities, and trauma.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.