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DSC Press Releases


On Tuesday, April 14th at 1p.m., students, parents, and educators affiliated with the Dignity in Schools Campaign–New York (DSC-NY) and the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) will testify at City Hall to highlight the need for further reporting on school discipline and police activity in schools to address ongoing discriminatory policies.


The New York City Department of Education (DOE) has taken some positive steps with its proposal to amend the School Discipline Code, but the city must go further to significantly reduce the use of exclusionary discipline policies and practices that disproportionately push out Black and Latino students, students with disabilities and students that identify as LGBTQ.
In the 2013-2014 school year there were 53,504 suspensions across New York City public schools, with infraction B21 or "defying authority" as the most common reason for suspensions. 


As congressional discussions on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) continue, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from 12 states will join Senator Murphy of Connecticut, Sherrilyn Ifill, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. and the Center for American Progress for a Roundtable on School Discipline on February 26th in Washington, DC.


February 13, 2015 New York, New York – Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) have taken positive steps with the latest proposed package of School Discipline Reforms.

February 11, 2015 New York, New York: As the Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY, we are pleased to hear New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s speech on school discipline. As she stated, “Improving educational outcomes starts with ensuring there is a healthy school climate and that is why we are advocating for the reform of school discipline practices.

February 11, 2015 Washington DC- Today, the House Education and Workforce Committee considers H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Committee will "markup" the bill today and consider amendments and changes before a full Committee vote. The Committee markup can be viewed online here.


February 11, 2015 New York, NY -Today, the Schott Foundation for Public Education released the report Black Lives Matter: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) applauds the Schott Foundation for the release of this report, which notes a trend we continue to see nationally, that black males are more likely to be suspended and expelled from school. It highlights Florida, Missouri and Michigan as states with the highest rate of suspension (over 20%) for black male students.

Washington DC, February 3, 2015- As the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee holds the last Roundtable today on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Fixing No Child Left Behind: Innovation to Better Meet the Needs of Students, the Dignity in Schools Campaign submits its comment letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, and Committee members calling for provisions to improve school climate and school discipline practices.

New York, NY Nov 11, 2014 -- In the 2013-2014 school year, there were 53,504 suspensions across New York City public schools, with infraction B21 or “defying authority” as the second most common reason for suspensions.