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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...

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:41am

Today, Acting Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, will appear before the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, seeking confirmation as Secretary of Education. If confirmed, King will be responsible for carrying...

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:30am

On February 4, 2016, students at Glen Allen High School – located in the “Capitol of the Confederacy” – watched a four-minute, animated video titled, “Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race.” The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) produced the video, which The...

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:06pm

On January 18, DSC members Advocates for Equity in Schools-Henrico Coalition and I Vote for Me held an advocacy day in Richmond, VA to inform legislators about the school-to-prison pipeline. The advocacy day was organized to commemorate the civil rights movement...

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:40pm

In early January, youth leaders from DSC member organization Missouri GSA Network participated in a three day winter strategy retreat with the Missouri Youth Leadership Council, a group of leaders from GSA groups across the state. Youth leaders held discussions about race, class and the...