Updates

DSC Statement on Violence Against Black Communities
06/22/2015
 
Following the historic anniversary of Junteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, youth, parents and advocates from the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) continue to call for an end to the systemic violence against Black people in response to recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, McKinney, Texas, New York City and across the country. 
Youth, Parents and Advocates Meet with Legislators to Recommend Positive Alternatives to School Discipline
06/18/2015
 
On June 3-4, 2015, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from over 20 organizations representing 11 states convened in Washington DC to share stories of school pushout with legislators and give recommendations for how the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) can support positive solutions for building safe and supportive school communities.
School Pushout Tour Launches in New Orleans and Greenville, MS
05/22/2015
 
This week, DSC members led the first part of a multi-city tour to highlight school pushout in cities across the country. Members of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (LA), Citizens for a Better Greenville (MS), Parent Education Organizing Council (NJ), Advocates for Equity in Schools- Henrico Coalition (VA), Portland Parent Union (OR) and Racial Justice NOW! (OH) visited Louisiana and Mississippi, two states that are listed in the top 4 highest suspending states in the country, according to data from the recently released report, Are We Closing the Discipline Gap?, by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA. 
President’s Working Group on Local Law Enforcement Equipment Limits Military Weapons in Schools
05/19/2015
 
Earlier this year, the Dignity in Schools Campaign  submitted recommendations to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing that included calling for an end to the Department of Defense’s 1033 Surplus Military Equipment program’s lending of military weapons to law enforcement agencies for use in K-12 schools. Yesterday, the President’s Working Group on Local Law Enforcement Equipment issued its report on equipment given to local law enforcement agencies.