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Wed, 05/03/2017 - 3:09pm
DSC Member Blog Post by Jaleel Francis
Jaleel Francis a Junior at Innovation Diploma Plus and an Advocacy Intern at the Children’s Defense Fund-New York.
 
Discipline is not synonymous with punishment. True discipline is not condemning one for their behavior...
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:09pm
 
Yesterday, a Senate majority voted to repeal regulations created to ensure that states meet the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) when drafting their state plans. The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of students, parents, educators, organizers and advocates, opposes the repeal as it will strip federal oversight...
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 1:33pm

 

Last week, President Trump’s U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded federal guidance released in May of 2016 which clarified that transgender students are protected under Title IX, an existing federal law that protects students from discrimination based on sex. This included protecting students rights in using ...

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:43pm


As many of you may be aware, there have been a series of actions taken by immigration officials last week and this weekend targetting immigrants in several cities and states across the country, including raids, interrogations and detention. Given that this may impact many of our members and their communities, we wanted to compile some of the resources...

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 3:54pm


Yesterday, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, was confirmed by 50 Senators and Vice President Mike Pence. As a national coalition of over 100 organizations from across the country and Washington DC, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) stands in unity with education justice stakeholders to continue fighting to...

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:54pm


New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation as it goes to the full Senate floor for approval....

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:54pm

New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation as it goes to the full Senate floor for approval. 

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Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:56am


New York- As the Senate considers the next U.S. Secretary of Education, ultimately responsible for approving state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a coalition of education advocates sent letters to Departments of Education in eight states advising officials to include measures in their state ESSA plans to reduce the overuse of discipline...

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 1:34pm


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Shoshi Doza, Dignity in Schools Campaign-NY, 347-632-7315

Kesi Foster, Urban Youth Collaborative, 646-404-4947

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 4:19pm

New York- Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), a national coalition of students, parents, educators and advocates across 27 states and Washington D.C., stands together in defense of our students’ human right to education and urges the Senate to reject President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

Our public education system is a bedrock of...