Test Event 1 - (Event)

March at the Dept of Ed

Federal Strategies - (Project)

Call on ESEA Reauthorization and School Discipline - (Event)

School Discipline Reform and the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind)


Friday, March 19th
1pm est / 12pm cst / 10am pst

The Dignity in Schools Campaign is convening parents, students, educators, researchers, and attorneys who want to see school discipline reform included in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind).

On Friday, March 19th, the Dignity in Schools Campaign will host a teleconference to:

How Can We Promote Federal Legislation for Positive Approaches to School Discipline: Discussing the Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act - ()

Discussion about legislation to make No Child Left Behind funds available for Positive Behavior Support programs and other efforts to create a positive school climate. Speakers discussed how advocates can promote this and other national policies to reduce exclusionary discipline and pushout.

Policy Alternatives - (Project)

The Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance Working Group develops policy recommendations and national action strategies for promoting positive alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline, such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, restorative practices, conflict resolution and mediation programs.

Envisioning a Model School Code - ()

Discussion of what schools can do to stop pushout and shift toward a culture that treats students with dignity and respects their right to an education.  Speakers discussed elements of a model school code including preventive disciplinary policies, protocols for police involvement in school, and frameworks for high quality education.  This call was part of an ongoing, collective effort to draft a human rights-based Model School Code that will be discussed at the upcoming ABA-CRLC Children's Rights Summit in Chicago on October 23.

Report on Police in LA Schools - (Blog entry)

The Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign