Updates

Black Students in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties Subject to Discipline Disparities Dignity in Schools Campaign “Pushout Tour”
08/27/2015
 
Richmond, VA – The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) launches its “Pushout Tour” in Virginia, calling for an end to discriminatory discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school and fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline.  
 
Members of the DSC, comprised of 98 organizations spanning 24 states, point to the most recent national data which show alarming racial disparities in Virginia school districts. In Henrico County Public Schools, although black students make up about 37 percent of the student body, they comprised nearly 70 percent of students receiving out-of-school suspensions, compared to nearly 19 percent for their white peers. In Chesterfield, black students make up over 27 percent of the student body, but comprised over 52 percent of all students with out-of-school suspensions and about 68 percent of all students expelled.
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children Rise Up: Katrina 10 Year Memorial
08/26/2015
Watch the live stream tonight at 6pm central of the Katrina 10 Year Memorial event: Equity, Justice and Black Leadership in New Orleans, hosted by FFLIC and allies as part of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The event will take place during the Week of Action Commemorating Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina that kicked off this past weekend and will continue through August 30, 2015. 
Member-Led Pushout Tour in Chesterfield and Henrico County Virginia
08/25/2015

Members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) are in Virginia this week for a “School Pushout Tour,” bringing national attention to discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school and fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Senate Fails to Protect Students' Human Right to Education
07/16/2015

Members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) across the country are disappointed that today, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a bill that fails to hold states accountable for eliminating discipline disparities and ensuring that all students have access to quality educational opportunities needed to succeed in life.  The Senate's bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Every Child Achieves Act, does nothing to require states to act to ensure that all students are performing well or to close opportunity gaps.