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Mon, 09/18/2017 - 3:28pm
Youth are taking on new roles and opportunities within Dignity in Schools Campaign. The need for deeper youth engagement and leadership has been building momentum in DSC for many years now, and the tipping point came when the youth at this past year’s Annual Membership Meeting in Atlanta, GA spoke up. Their valuable critique and insight have led to two exciting developments...
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:17pm
As feared, the Trump Administration has announced that it will end an Obama Executive Order (EO) which placed some limits on a program that distributed free military equipment to local police departments, including those in school districts (known as the 1033 Program).
 
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Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:27am
Jackson, Mississippi - Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), and local advocates announced their recommendations for Mississippi’s draft state education plan, which will be submitted on September 18th to the U.S. Department of Education in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). DSC and LDF...
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Last week, President Trump’s U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded federal guidance released in May of 2016 which clarified that transgender students are protected under Title IX, an existing federal law that protects students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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