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. 

Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data into Action Webinar with Schott Foundation - (Event)

On July 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST we will be joining the Schott Foundation for Public Education for the Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data into Action Webinar. The webinar will explore the U.S.

Digital for Youth Webinar hosted by Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing - (Event)

Our allies at the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing are hosting a Digital for Youth: How to Use Digital to Recruit and Move People to Action webinar that will convene youth organizers to talk about how they are using digital tools- text messaging, social media, email and the web- to reach young people and their adult allies, bring them into a campaign and move them to action. 

Dismantling Bias: Tools for the Classroom Webinar Hosted by Public Counnsel - (Event)

Our member Public Counsel will be hosting a Dismantling Bias: Tools for the Classroom webinar as part of their Fix School Discipline webinar series. In this interactive webinar, Chris Bridges, Zabrina Aleguire and Dr.

Pittsburgh Youth and Parents demand Solutions Not Suspensions! - (Blog entry)

Last month, parents, advocates, and students from our member organizations Action United and the Education Rights Network held a Solutions Not Suspensions rally and testified at the Pittsburgh Public School Board meeting to call for immediate action to end an over reliance on suspensions, especially for the district's youngest students. 

Membership and Decision-Making Policy Updated 2015 - (Document)

Here you will find detailed information on our membership and decision-making policies including our process for internal and external decisions. 

New Federal Discipline Data Shows Racial Disparities Continue - (Blog entry)
New York- Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released new data on school discipline revealing that students of color continue to be suspended, expelled and arrested in schools at higher rates than white students, pushing them out of the classroom and into a pipeline to prison and low-wage jobs.
The new data shows that Black students are 3.8 times as likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, and 2.3 times as likely to receive a referral to law enforcement or be subject to a school-related arrest as white students.
MOU Between Denver Public Schools and Denver Police Department - (Document)

Here you will find a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department that clarifies and limits the role of School Resource Officers (SROs), requires meetings between SROs and community stakeholders among other best practices for how to deal with youth in schools.

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.

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.