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Mon, 05/03/2010 - 2:00am

On May 3 the Dignity in Schools Campaign submitted a sign-on letter commenting on the proposed extension of the US Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The CRDC is our best national survey of the disciplinary practices of schools and districts.

The letter asks the Department of...

Thu, 04/22/2010 - 2:00am

On April 22, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled ESEA and Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child. School discipline was among the topics covered, featuring testimony from George Sugai about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. The DSC submitted a sign-on...

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 1:56pm

On Thursday, April 15, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities held a hearing entitled, "Corporal Punishment in Schools and its Effect on Academic Success." The Subcommittee's Chairwoman, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, looks to address school-based corporal punishment's academic harms in the upcoming reauthorization of the Elementary...

Fri, 03/26/2010 - 2:00am

The Dignity in Schools Campaign submitted a letter, signed by over 100 organizations andiIndividuals, to the US House of Representatives on ESEA Reauthorization.

The Dignity in Schools Campaign is convening parents, students, educators, researchers, and attorneys who want to see school discipline reform included in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA...

Fri, 03/19/2010 - 2:05pm

The Dignity in Schools Campaign Alternatives to Zero-Tolerance Working Group has identified ways to include school discipline reform in reauthorization.

On this national webinar and teleconference call, speakers:

  • Provided the latest news on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind)
  • Presented our joint recommendations...
Tue, 01/26/2010 - 2:12pm

The Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign has released the policy paper, Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives.

With 340 sworn officers and 147 School Safety Officers, the LASPD is the largest school...