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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...

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:17pm



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...

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:42pm

From October 3-11, 2015, DSC members and allies participated in our 6th Annual Week of Action Against School Pushout. Across the country, DSC members and allies held over 70 actions and events in 40 cities hosted by more than 100 organizations. We collectively delivered the message that...

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:25pm

On Tuesday, January 19 in Los Angeles Dignity in Schools Campaign members from California, Minnesota and Louisiana testified at the second of two public meetings hosted by the Department of Education (ED) on Title I of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DSC members urged the Department of Education to help states implement the law’s school climate...

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:23pm


Los Angeles - Today, the U.S. Department of Education will be holding the second of two regional public meetings on Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from Minnesota, Louisiana and California will be testifying at today’s public meeting in Los Angeles to urge the Department of Education to provide assistance...

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 4:59pm

On January 19, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will hold the second of two regional public hearings in Los Angeles on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The hearings will focus on getting feedback on priority issues that ED should regulate or issue guidance on under ESSA's Title I section that deals with accountability, indicators for school...

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:14pm



On Monday, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Georgia testified at a public meeting hosted by the Department of Education (ED) on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DSC members urged the Department of Education to help states implement the law’s school climate and discipline reform provisions through...

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 4:14pm



On Monday, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Georgia testified at a public meeting hosted by the Department of Education (ED) on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). DSC members urged the Department of Education to help states implement the law’s school climate and discipline reform provisions through...

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:08am

New York- Today, the U.S. Department of Education will be holding the first of two regional public hearings on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and Pennsylvania will be testifying at today’s hearing in Washington D.C. to urge the Department of Education to issue guidelines for...