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Monthly Membership Call - (Event)

The DSC Membership calls are a space for members, especially youth, parents and educators who are unable to participate in the daytime calls, to: 1) Learn about successes and challenges from members around the country; 2) Share information and give input into campaign developments and Coordinating Committee updates; and 3) Discuss and vote on major campaign decisions to ensure that D

Strategy Call - (Event)

The Strategy Call  is a space for members to discuss different topics or themes identified each month that impact our work as DSC.

DSC Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans Webinar - (Event)

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and our federal partner the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) invite you to join our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plans Webinar on:

 

Tuesday, February 14th at 2pm EST/ 1pm CST/ 12pm MST/ and 11am PST.  

 

2017 Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, GA April 20-23! - (Event)

The Dignity in Schools Campaign is happy to annonce that we will be holding our Annual Membership Meeting from April 20-23 in Atlanta, GA! More details to come. 

Students and Parents Across the Country Continue to Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education - (Blog entry)

New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation as it goes to the full Senate floor for approval. 

Students and Parents Across the Country Continue to Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education - (Blog entry)

New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation as it goes to the full Senate floor for approval. 

Education Advocates Urge State Departments of Education to Improve School Climates through ESSA State Plans - (Blog entry)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a coalition of education advocates sent letters to Departments of Education in eight states advising officials to include measures in their state ESSA plans to reduce the overuse of discipline practices that push students out of the classroom.

NYC Students, Parents and Teachers Urge DOE to Be a Leader in Creating Safe School Climate - (Blog entry)

Students, parents, educators, elected officials, and civil rights advocates will speak out at the NYC Department of Education (DOE) Public Hearing on the School Discipline Code to urge the Department of Education to eliminate racial discrimination in school discipline and policing.

The Department of Education has made incremental progress in reducing the use of punitive discipline, but New York City remains to have some of the highest racial disparities in the nation. Now more than ever the Mayor’s Administration and Department of Education needs to take leadership and ensure approaches and outcomes across school discipline reflect the values of fairness and equity that for too long has eluded students of color. Changing racial inequities means embracing and implementing bold policy reforms and prioritizing funding for restorative practices and mental health supports

DSC Urges Senate HELP Committee to Oppose Nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education - (Blog entry)

New York- Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of students, parents, educators and advocates across 27 states and Washington D.C., stands together in defense of our students’ human right to education and urges the Senate to reject President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

Measuring the School Climate and Safety Indicator Under ESSA - (Document)
DSC Recommendations for Measuring the School Climate Indicator
 
Using data on chronic absenteeism is a start but not enough.