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U.S. Dept. of Education Brief Finds Increased Spending on Corrections vs. Education - (Blog entry)
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a brief detailing that over the last three decades "state and local spending on prisons and jails has increased at triple the rate of funding for public education for preschool through grade P-12 education." The report indicates that "all states had lower expenditure growth rates for P-12 education than for corrections, and in the majority of the states, the rate of increase for corrections spending was more than 100 percentage points higher than the growth rate for education spending."
National Youth Alliance Statement Supporting the Movement for Black Lives - (Blog entry)

Last week, we were re­traumatized by the horror of watching the recorded murder of Alton Sterling, only to feel this deepen with the live Facebook streaming of Philando Castile’s murder a few hours later. Our hearts are heavy for Quinyetta McMillan and Cameron Sterling, and for Diamond Reynolds and the Castile family. The Dignity in Schools Campaign, an anchor network of the National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (NYA-BMoC), has joined NYA-BMoC in releasing a joint statement in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. 

National Youth Alliance Statement Supporting the Movement for Black Lives - (Document)

Last week, we were re­traumatized by the horror of watching the recorded murder of Alton Sterling, only to feel this deepen with the live Facebook streaming of Philando Castile’s murder a few hours later. Our hearts are heavy for Quinyetta McMillan and Cameron Sterling, and for Diamond Reynolds and the Castile family.

DSC Comment Letter on Dept. of Justice Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group July 2016 - (Document)

Here you will find a comment letter submitted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group’s (“Working Group”) May 2015 report - Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition.

Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data into Action Webinar with Schott Foundation- Slides Available Here - (Blog entry)

Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign co-hosted the Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data Action webinar with the Schott Foundation for Public Education. The webinar discussed the recent release of the U.S. Department of Education's "first look" Office for Civil Rights Data Collection gathered for the 2013-2014 school year.

Office for Civil Rights Data Google Hangout July 2016 Slides - (Document)

Here you will find the webinar slides for the Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data into Action Google Hangout Webinar the Dignity in Schools Campaign co-hosted with the Schott Foundation for Public Education on July 7, 2016. Featured speakers include Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Racial Justice NOW!

Model Code/Moratorium Call - (Event)

The Moratorium/Model Code call is a space for members who have received Moratorium/Model Code support funds to: 1) Provide updates on their local campaigns; and 2) Plan and strategize around implementation of the DSC Model Code on Education and Dignity and the Solutions Not Suspensions Initiative.

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

Federal Strategies Call - (Event)

The Federal Strategies call is a space for members to learn about and develop federal policy recommendations and national action strategies for promoting positive alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline, and to plan DSC Days at the Capital. 

U.S. Secretary of Education Calls on Charter Schools to Rethink Discipline - (Blog entry)

This week, U.S. Secretary of Education John King called on charter schools across the country to rethink their use of exclusionary discipline practices like suspensions and ex-pulsions, so that more students remain in school to learn. At a speech given at the Na-tional Charter School Conference in Nashville, Dr. King emphasized the need for all schools to “create a school culture that motivates students to want to do their best, to support their classmates and to give back to their community,” and called for charter schools to become leaders in this effort.