Updates

DSC Supports Senator Murphy's Supportive School Climate Act
03/24/2015
On March 19, the Supportive School Climate Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress by Senator Murphy of Connecticut.
DSC Delivers Petition Urging End to Military Weapons in Schools Upon Release of Report by President’s Task Force on Policing
03/06/2015
 
On March 2 the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing delivered its recommendations on how to strengthen relationships between law enforcement officers and communities. The Task Force was formed as part of an Executive Order by President Obama after the shooting of Michael Brown by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri last summer. 
Dignity in Schools Campaign Members Advocate for Bipartisan ESEA Bill to Improve School Climate
03/05/2015
 
On February 27, 2015, the Republican bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), was pulled from consideration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) is pleased that the bill was pulled from consideration because it undermines the federal role in education and fails to ensure that federal funds are used to reduce racial and other disparities in education. In particular, H.R. 5 does little to ensure that schools, districts, and states adopt positive discipline practices that keep students in school and on a path to success.  

Youth and Parents Meet with Legislators to Recommend Positive Alternatives to School Discipline
03/02/2015
On February 26-27, 2015, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from 12 states convened in Washington DC to share stories of how harsh and punitive school discipline policies have negatively impacted educational outcomes, and to give recommendations for how federal legislation can support positive solutions for building safe and supportive school communities.