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Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:43am


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 - 2:54pm


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 - 12:54pm


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 - 12:54pm

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 - 9:56am


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 - 12:34pm


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 - 3:19pm

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...

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 5:29pm

by DSC member Jason Langberg

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

In Maple Grove, Minnesota, someone wrote graffiti in a school bathroom that read, “#WhiteAmerica...

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:25pm

Last week, a School Resource Officer in Reno, Nevada shot a 14-year-old student, critically injuring him and putting other students at risk. Subsequently, the Washoe County School District’s Superintendent Traci Davis, applauded the police officer’s actions.

The presence of police in schools has escalated dramatically...

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:00pm

What a powerful 7th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout! Our members and allies held 100 events in over 40 cities across the country bringing attention to the school to prison pipeline and to the solutions shaped by youth, parents and educators. Thank you to everyone who participated, organized actions and helped spread the word. We could not have done...