Blog

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...

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 6:29pm

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 - 1:25pm

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...

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 12:00am

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...

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 2:10pm

One week from today, on November 29, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where we will ask for your support to continue our work with youth and parent members in the movement to End the School to Prison Pipeline.

Across the United States 3 million students are suspended from school each year, most...

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:53am


Now that election results are in, the Trump administration is beginning to name its potential cabinet members and we have some sense of the political climate students and parents will face for the next 4 years. As the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC), we reaffirm our support for the increasingly critical work our member organizations are doing in their...

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 9:57am

Today is the final day of our Week of Action and we are excited by the powerful events, creativity and strength of our members and allies who participated across the country! Over the weekend we continue the conversation on social media to #RethinkDiscipline and focus on our national Demand #5: End paddling and physical punishment in all schools. Paddling and...

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 8:36am

The National Week of Action Against School Pushout features not one but two Saturdays because we couldn’t fit all the events in just one! There are events in over a dozen cities today, including rallies, teach-ins and the release of data and research from parents and youth.

We are using #RethinkDiscipline and #DSCWoA2016, focusing on Demand #5: End paddling and physical...

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 9:09am

On the heels of our successful national event in Pittsburgh last night, co-hosted with Education Rights Network and One Pittsburgh, the Dignity in Schools Campaign Week of Action continues on Day 7.

Today we are using #RethinkDiscipline under #ESSA, focusing on our Demand #4: Make sure states and districts focus on school climate under...

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:34am

Today DSC members and allies will convene in Pittsburgh, PA for a national event with policy-makers, parents and students, including musical performances by Jasiri X! The event, Lift Us Up! Take Action to End the School to Prison Pipeline, will take place from 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM ET. You can watch the event on-line...