School-To-Prison Pipeline

NewsOne focuses in March 2017 on the steep uphill climb of Black girls in the K-12 public school system.

Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.

A Missouri law sparks concerns over felony charges for school fights. It could impact students of color disproportionately.

One of the Spring Valley High School students arrested last year is raising awareness about girls in the school-to-prison pipeline. Niya Kenny has graduated and now interns for a social justice nonprofit.

According to author Monique Morris, Black girls make up 16 percent of American school students, but account for over 33 percent of school arrests.