Know Your Rights
as Students & Parents…
The EdRights App from the Education Justice Program puts answers to your education rights questions at your fingertips.
We keep kids in school by addressing unequal, race-based school practices. We also help kids get a quality education, whether they are in school, suspended or expelled.
We can help if a child is
- Receiving special education services that do not meet the child’s needs
- Homeless and having problems enrolling in school
- Suspended out-of-school or expelled with little or no schoolwork
- Being asked to teach themselves on a computer or phone
- FREE civil legal help
- FREE workshops for students, parents, and caregivers
- FREE workshops for churches and community groups
The Education Justice Program works to disrupt the “School-to-Prison-Pipeline” by ensuring that every child receives a good education, in a safe school, no matter what a child looks like or where a child is from. Our mission is to make that happen.
Learn about the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness under the McKinney Vento Act with these materials:
– Click HERE for a flyer for families experiencing homelessness.
– Click HERE for a flyer for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.
– Click HERE for an info sheet about the McKinney Vento Act and what it means for you.
Counties We Serve
Focusing on St. Louis City and County and also serving Adair; Clark; Franklin; Jefferson; Knox; Lewis; Lincoln; Macon; Marion; Monroe; Montgomery; Pike; Ralls; St. Charles; Schuyler; Scotland; Shelby; Warren and Washington counties.
Amanda Schneider, Managing Attorney
Hopey Fink, Attorney
Christina Brimm, Social Worker
Elizabeth Vandenberg, Education Advocate
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: https://dese.mo.gov/
- U.S. Department of Education on School Climate and Discipline: https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/school-discipline/index.html
- American Civil Liberties Union-Missouri From School to Prison, Missouri’s Pipeline of Injustice: https://www.aclu-mo.org/issues/criminal-justice/pipeline-of-injustice/