About Education Rights Network

The Education Rights Network works to develop and strengthen a broad-based and representative group of parent leaders to achieve fully resourced, inclusive, quality education, from birth to 21. A member organization of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and the Journey for Justice Alliance, EdRights takes collective action to achieve disability and racial equity in Pittsburgh Public Schools. EdRights opposes overly punitive and exclusionary discipline practices that push students out of school and into the juvenile or criminal justice system.

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Paulette Foster, Angel Gober, South Upp hosted an Education Justice Workshop today at the 20th Annual Summit Against Racism. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's a great day for the Summit Against Racism! Come on down!!

Education Rights Network co-founder Paulette Foster and One Pennsylvania Organizer Angel Gober are leading a session about #EducationJustice and #DisabilityJustice.
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The 20th Annual Summit Against Racism

January 20, 2018, 8:00am - January 20, 2018, 4:30pm

The 20th annual Summit Against Racism is a one-day conference dedicated to examining the state of race relations in the U.S. and to building pathways to deeper understanding, healing, and social action. The theme of this year’s conference, chosen by volunteer organizers, is “The Struggle Continues: Healing Trauma, Building Community, and Inspiring Action”. Early bird $25 registration price ends Tuesday, December 26 at midnight. Register at summitagainstracism.org Donate food or a gift card to help feed our attendees. Contact summitagainstracism@gmail.com This event is a multicultural initiative of The Black & White Reunion and is hosted by Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The Summit is a day for open dialogue and generating ideas to move the Pittsburgh region forward into a place we can be proud to call home. The workshops address current and emerging challenges facing our region and nation. This gathering is an effort to build Pittsburgh’s most important bridges, the bridges that span our relationships and strengthen the justice movement in our steel city.

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Our Angel Gober shared the recent policy change to ban suspensions for students in PreK-2nd grade for nonviolent conduct in Pittsburgh Public Schools. She urged the PA State Reps to support HB715 to make the suspension ban statewide.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet, shared the resources and supports that were put in place to allow for alternatives to exclusion from school and to create a positive teaching and learning environment.

Rep. Ed Gainey asked the PA State Reps if they wanted to be known as the incarceration state or the education state. Great question!

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Do we want to be known as an incarceration state, or an education state? Thanks to everyone who came out for today's discussion on #QualitySchools. Our children are the future, and they need the best in the classroom to give them that chance to succeed in life. #FamiliesFirst #Plan4PA

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