The Project

Texas Appleseed works to provide innovative, practical, and lasting solutions to systemic problems related to school discipline and the juvenile justice system.  Here’s some of what we’re working on right now:

  • Supporting youth in Austin by pushing for an end to the city’s Juvenile Curfew Ordinance
  • Ensuring proper implementation of HB 674, which bans out-of-school suspensions for PK-2nd graders in Texas

A major part of Texas Appleseed’s work involves providing useful resources and information to the students, parents, organizations, and educators in Texas who are interested in improving educational opportunities and outcomes for youth in their communities.


Through this site you can learn more about:

  • Supporting students, parents, community organizations, and school districts who are seeking to make positive changes to student discipline policies.
  • Encouraging school districts to adopt research-based discipline methods and training policies for their teachers, staff, and school police officers.    
  • Reducing contact between police and students and the use of court interventions.
  • Eliminating the use of classroom removals like suspensions and alternative school placements for elementary school children.
  • Collecting data and stories to paint a fuller picture of the state of the school-to-prison pipeline in Texas.
  • Examining and combating the underlying causes of disparities in school discipline.

To read more about Texas Appleseed’s School-to-Prison Pipeline work, please check out our:


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