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Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:23am
Last week a six-year-old elementary school student in Chicago was hancuffed in school for taking candy off of her teacher’s desk. The student is Madisyn Moore, a young black girl who was then placed under a set of stairs at the school and...
Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:32am

In February, DSC member Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) and members of the Young Women’s Advisory Council for the Young Women’s Initiative attended New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Vivirito’s State of the City Address. At the State of the City, Speaker Mark Vivirito announced a commitment of 10 million dollars for the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI),...

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:44am

The season was upon us. The outlook was bright and hope filled in the air. Seeds had been planted; relationships and support had been cultivated; and handouts and talking points had been carefully crafted. Advocates were prepared to harvest the fruits of their labor. And for a brief period of time, despite snowy conditions, it appeared as though the yield...

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 2:20pm

This month youth leaders from our member organization, Missouri GSA Network visited their state capital, Jefferson City to meet with legislators to discuss issues of school pushout and the school to prison pipeline. Thirty youth leaders from high schools and colleges across the state, including the Kansas...

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 5:48pm

This week, the U.S. Department of Education will be holding meetings with the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to discuss Part A of Title I of ESSA. The purpose of Negotiated rulemaking is to convene a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that represents the parties that would be affected by rulemaking to develop proposed...

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:35am

This week, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the UCLA Civil Rights Project released the report...

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 10:55am

From March 14-15, Dignity in School Campaign (DSC) member Racial Justice NOW! hosted members from Mississippi and Virginia and our federal partner NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. for our Ohio school pushout tour. The tour kicked off with a community forum to discuss...

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:22pm

Dayton, OH- According to national data, Ohio is one of the eleven states with the highest suspension rates of black students. This is despite research showing that black students do not misbehave more than their white peers. To call for an end to discriminatory discipline practices that disproportionately target and negatively impact black students, the...

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:00am



This year the Dignity in Schools Campaign is sponsoring the Reinvent Communities Challenge that is seeking ideas from youth ages 13-25 that describe the challenges young people are facing in their community and solutions that they believe will help them succeed. Reinvent Communities (RI) is a social impact firm that works towards lasting progressive social...

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 1:00am

This week, a video surfaced of a Baltimore school police officer hitting and kicking a youth at REACH Partnership School. Similar to what was seen last year in Columbia, SC...