Focus on School Climate Under #ESSA on Day 7

On the heels of our successful national event in Pittsburgh last night, co-hosted with Education Rights Network and One Pittsburgh, the Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action continues on Day 7. Today we are using #RethinkDiscipline under #ESSA, focusing on our Demand #4: Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law - the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

National ‘Lift Us Up’ Event in Pittsburgh on Day 6 of the Week of Action!

Today DSC members and allies will convene in Pittsburgh, PA for a national event with policy-makers, parents and students, including musical performances by Jasiri X! The event, Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline, will take place from 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM ET.

End #School2Prison on Week of Action Day 5

Today we are calling for an end to criminalization and discrimination in school discipline policies and practices through our national Demand #3: Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. Nationally, Black students are pushed out at the highest rates.

Momentum Builds on Day 4 of the National Week of Action

Our National Week of Action is building momentum as we start our fourth day of events across the country! You can see highlights from local actions on our Tumblr page. To add photos from your event email Nancy Trevino.