DSC Every Student Succeeds Act Priorities - (Document)

Here you will find a two- pager with our Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) priorities on school climate in State Accountability Systems and Plans.  Our priorities include:

National Week of Action Against School Pushout Wraps Up - (Blog entry)

Today is the final day of our Week of Action and we are excited by the powerful events, creativity and strength of our members and allies who participated across the country! Over the weekend we continue the conversation on social media to #RethinkDiscipline and focus on our national Demand #5: End paddling and physical punishment in all schools.

Full Saturday of Events on Day 8 of the Week of Action - (Blog entry)

The National Week of Action Against School Pushout features not one but two Saturdays because we couldn’t fit all the events in just one! There are events in over a dozen cities today, including rallies, teach-ins and the release of data and research from parents and youth.

Focus on School Climate Under #ESSA on Day 7 - (Blog entry)

On the heels of our successful national event in Pittsburgh last night, co-hosted with Education Rights Network and One Pittsburgh, the Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action continues on Day 7. Today we are using #RethinkDiscipline under #ESSA, focusing on our Demand #4: Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under the new federal law - the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

National ‘Lift Us Up’ Event in Pittsburgh on Day 6 of the Week of Action! - (Blog entry)

Today DSC members and allies will convene in Pittsburgh, PA for a national event with policy-makers, parents and students, including musical performances by Jasiri X! The event, Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline, will take place from 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM ET.

End #School2Prison on Week of Action Day 5 - (Blog entry)

Today we are calling for an end to criminalization and discrimination in school discipline policies and practices through our national Demand #3: Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. Nationally, Black students are pushed out at the highest rates.

Momentum Builds on Day 4 of the National Week of Action - (Blog entry)

Our National Week of Action is building momentum as we start our fourth day of events across the country! You can see highlights from local actions on our Tumblr page. To add photos from your event email Nancy Trevino.

#RethinkDiscipline on Day 3 of National Week of Action - (Blog entry)

On day three of the Week of Action, Dignity in Schools Campaign members are holding schools accountable for ending school pushout and creating positive school climates for learning.

Day 2 of National Week of Action Against School Pushout - (Blog entry)

It’s the second day of the Week of Action Against School Pushout, and it’s a great day to watch and share our Week of Action Video and familiarize yourself with the our national demands. Which ones resonate most with what you’re seeing in your schools and communities? Share your thoughts on social media using #DSCWoA2016.

National Week of Action Starts Today #CounselorsNotCops - (Blog entry)

The 7th Annual Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against School Pushout starts today with events across the country! Our theme for this year is Lift Us Up! Don’t Push Us Out!, a strong message echoing through events hosted by youth, parents and communities throughout the week.