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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...

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 6:18pm

On January 11 and 19, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will hold two regional public hearings in Washington DC and 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,...

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 1:24pm

New York, NY- Yesterday, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, finally reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the broken No Child Left Behind law.  While we remain concerned about the diminished federal oversight of the ESSA, as detailed in ...

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 1:03pm

New York, NY- Today, the bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was passed by the Senate and is expected to be signed into law shortly by President Obama. Last week, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) issued ...

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 2:31pm

New York, NY- Today, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)- “the Conference Report” was released, repealing significant civil rights protections of the original ESEA of 1965 by diminishing the law’s federal oversight and accountability provisions. In the name of state flexibility, the law cuts back on critical protections for the most vulnerable...

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:35pm

One week from today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where we will ask for your support to continue our work with youth and parent members in the movement to End the School to Prison Pipeline.

Across...

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 3:00pm

On October 26, a video of a young black student being assaulted by School Resource Officer (SRO) Ben Fields in Columbia, South Carolina was posted online, showing us once again why SROs, municipal police, probation...

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 11:59am

On the last day of the Week of Action, check out our DSC Tumblr page with photos from events around the country that took place during the week! Actions wrap up with street art, a 5K run and more as communities continue to call for #ParentPower and #YouthPower to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline...

Sat, 10/10/2015 - 11:47am

Week of Action events continue as communities show #ParentPower and #YouthPower to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline!

Today we uplift the voices of those most impacted and those mobilizing for grassroots change across the country.

We share our fourth National Week of Action demand calling on states, districts and schools to engage students...