School-to-Prison Pipeline research featured on NPR, KUTV

Research by the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic was featured in a KUER story this week on a bill introduced in the legislature that is designed to tackle part of Utah’s “School-to-Prison Pipeline” dilemma. footprintstofingerpaints

Earlier this year, researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members met at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Jan. 30 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school-to-prison pipeline trend.

The symposium emerged from a report issued by the law school’s public policy clinic,  “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah,” in which researchers found that school disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities enrolled in the state’s public education system.

A story on KUTV also mentioned the research.