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Texas governor signs bill to help shut off school-to-prison pipeline

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 674 into law on Monday, banning out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade throughout the state of Texas, except in cases involving drugs, weapons, or extreme violence. Authored by Representative Eric Johnson, who represents District 100 in Dallas, the law also encourages school districts to implement […]