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School Expulsion Protestors Walk From Detroit To Capitol – WLNS 6

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Click to see video from the Walk With ME: Michigan Education Relay in Lansing.

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Students, teachers march from Detroit to Lansing to protest unnecessary expulsions, suspensions – Lansing State Journal

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

The State Board of Education is expected to take action next month on a proposed model policy for reducing suspensions and expulsions — one that urges schools to reserve such practices for “only the most serious offenses, and to adopt practices that allow educators to address disciplinary matters as opportunities for learning.”

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Michigan Students to March 80 Miles to Protest ‘School Pushout’ – Education Week

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Dozens of Michigan students started a planned three-day march from Detroit to the state capitol in Lansing today to draw attention to zero-tolerance school discipline policies they say have led to high rates of unnecessary suspensions and expulsions in the state. Some are walking in five-mile shifts, forming a relay along the route. A small group of students plans to walk the whole way.

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Rally opposing zero-tolerance school suspensions draws students, state superintendent to Michigan Capitol – MLive

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

It’s a long walk from Detroit to Lansing, but teens and supporters determined to end the practice of suspending students from school for minor discipline infractions made the walk to draw attention to the issue.

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80 Miles by Foot to End Zero Tolerance – Michigan Public News Service

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

80 miles is a long way to travel by foot, but that’s not stopping hundreds of high school kids in Michigan today. They’ll make their way from Detroit to Lansing to meet with legislators to discuss alternatives to zero-tolerance policies. 16-year-old Trevon Stapleton of Detroit is among those walking and he says unjust suspensions need to end because they have a negative effect on a student’s academic success.

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Ypsilanti Students Marching In Protest Of Unjust Suspensions – WEMU 89.1

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Members of the Youth Voice chapter at Ypsilanti Community High School are marching in a protest of unjust suspensions and expulsions. A three-day march from Detroit to Lansing will end with a rally Wednesday morning at the state Capitol.

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Students, teachers march from Detroit to Lansing in protest of some suspensions, expulsions – WXYZ ABC 7

Posted on Apr 24, 2014

Click here to see video coverage from WXYZ ABC 7 in Detroit as YOUTH VOICE walked from Detroit to Lansing to stop trivial suspensions.

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