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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...

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:51am

Today we are calling for an end to criminalization and discrimination in school discipline policies and practices through our national Demand #3: Stop arresting and pushing out students of color, LGBTQ youth, students that are homeless, and students with disabilities at higher rates. Nationally, Black students are pushed out at the highest rates.

Join us to demand that...

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:01am

Our National Week of Action is building momentum as we start our fourth day of events across the country! You can see highlights from local actions on our Tumblr page. To add photos from your event email Nancy Trevino. We encourage everyone to continue the conversation on social...

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 9:31am

On day three of the Week of Action, Dignity in Schools Campaign members are holding schools accountable for ending school pushout and creating positive school climates for learning. On social media, we are using #RethinkDiscipline and #DSCWoA2016, focusing on our national Week of Action Demand #2: Fund and use transformative and restorative justice,...

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 10:03am

It’s the second day of the Week of Action Against School Pushout, and it’s a great day to watch and share our Week of Action Video and familiarize yourself with the our national demands. Which ones resonate most with what you’re seeing in your schools and communities? Share your thoughts on social media using #DSCWoA2016.
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Sat, 10/15/2016 - 12:37am

The 7th Annual Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against School Pushout starts today with events across the country! Our theme for this year is Lift Us Up! Don’t Push Us Out!, a strong message echoing through events hosted by youth, parents and communities throughout the week.

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Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:40pm

New York, NY – From Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 23, 2016, member organizations and allies of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) are bringing their voices to the 7th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. Communities in more than 40 cities will participate to demand that our school systems end the regular presence of law enforcement in schools, stop the use of...

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 1:37am

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) held congressional briefings in Washington, DC, co-hosted with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., to educate federal policy-makers and national stakeholder groups about our new policy platform, Counselors Not Cops: Ending the...

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 9:32am

Today, we released the policy platform, Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools. The DSC is a national coalition of over 100 organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia representing students, parents, advocates and educators that promote alternatives to a...