Rutgers-Newark experts are working to raise awareness of the link between educational disability classifications and incarceration. They call it the “special ed to prison pipeline.’’ While many are aware of the school to prison pipeline–where majority youth of color are funneled away from public education and into the juvenile justice system—they don’t always recognize that disability and special education play a significant part, says Lauren Shallish of Rutgers-Newark’s Department of Urban Education and founder of the first Disability Studies program at the university.  In close partnership with Rutgers’ NJ-STEP program, which helps incarcerated students obtain degrees, she and her colleagues are working to change that. To read the full story.