Missouri GSA Network Hosts Youth Leadership Council Meeting

In early January, youth leaders from DSC member organization Missouri GSA Network participated in a three day winter strategy retreat with the Missouri Youth Leadership Council, a group of leaders from GSA groups across the state. Youth leaders held discussions about race, class and the political landscape of schools in Missouri and developed their collective logic model for pushing back against school pushout. 

Reinvent Communities Challenge Seeking Ideas from Youth About Transforming their Communities- DEADLINE Feb. 18

This year the Dignity in Schools Campaign is sponsoring the Reinvent Communities Challenge that  is seeking ideas that describe the challenges young people are facing in their community and solutions that they believe will help them succeed. Reinvest Communities (RI) is a social impact firm that works towards lasting progressive social change. This challenge was launched to create a space for young people to share their ideas about how they would tackle challenges in their communities because often times youth are rarely asked or included in any initiatives meant to transform their lives.

Watch and Share Our 2015 Week of Action Highlights Video!

From October 3-11, 2015, DSC members and allies participated in our 6th Annual Week of Action Against School Pushout. Across the country, DSC members and allies held over 70 actions and events in 40 cities hosted by more than 100 organizations. We collectively delivered the message that we must Invest in Public Education, Not Prison Cultivation! 

DSC Members Urge Department of Education to Issue Regulations for States to Improve School Climate

On Tuesday, January 19 in Los Angeles Dignity in Schools Campaign members from California, Minnesota and Louisiana testified at the second of two public meetings hosted by the Department of Education (ED) on Title I of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DSC members urged the Department of Education to help states implement the law’s school climate and discipline reform provisions through the issuance of regulations, guidance, and technical assistance to states.