Countering the “Trump Effect”: Tips for Schools - (Blog entry)

by DSC member Jason Langberg

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

#CounselorsNotCops: SRO Shooting is Another Disturbing Example of Students Placed at Risk from Police in Schools - (Blog entry)

Last week, a School Resource Officer in Reno, Nevada shot a 14-year-old student, critically injuring him and putting other students at risk. Subsequently, the Washoe County School District’s Superintendent Traci Davis, applauded the police officer’s actions. The presence of police in schools has escalated dramatically in the last several decades. Law enforcement officers continue to be called on to address school safety issues and in turn further criminalize and harm students, especially students of color. Due to the bad judgement of a police officer on campus, another student has been attacked and faces life threatening injuries. In addition, other students and school staff were put at risk when shots were fired, and were subjected to the traumatic experience of watching a fellow student nearly lose their life at the hands of school district police. 

2016 OCR Data Webinar Slides PDF - (Document)
CRDC Narrow Open Records Request PDF - (Document)
CRDC Broad Open Records Request PDF - (Document)
CRDC Narrow Open Records Request - (Document)
CRDC Broad Open Records Request - (Document)
Highlights from our 2016 National Week of Action! - (Blog entry)

What a powerful 7th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout! Our members and allies held 100 events in over 40 cities across the country bringing attention to the school to prison pipeline and to the solutions shaped by youth, parents and educators. Thank you to everyone who participated, organized actions and helped spread the word. We could not have done this without you! Stay tuned for our #DSCWoA2016 Highlights Video coming soon!

Help End School Pushout, Support us on Giving Tuesday, November 29! - (Blog entry)

One week from today, on November 29, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where we will ask for your support to continue our work with youth and parent members in the movement to End the School to Prison Pipeline.

Protecting the Human Rights of Students and Families in a Trump Administration - (Blog entry)

Now that election results are in, the Trump administration is beginning to name its potential cabinet members and we have some sense of the political climate students and parents will face for the next 4 years. As the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), we reaffirm our support for the increasingly critical work our member organizations are doing in their communities across the country.