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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...

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:56am
On Day 7, DSC members and allies call on schools and districts to invest in positive approaches to discipline that build relationships between students and adults, create safe and support environments for learning and resolve conflicts in positive ways.
 
Join DSC as we continue to promote our third national demand to fully implement...
Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:41am

DSC members and allies continue to make their voices heard with actions across the country and over social media through our Thunderclap for Federal Accountability in ESEA, which reached over 156,000 people today!

We are demanding that the Elementary and Secondary...

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:50am

Following yesterday’s national event, Fund Public Schools, Not Prisons, we are continuing the conversation with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans with a Twitter Chat today from 12pm-1pm EST to promote strategies and solutions for investing in positive approaches to school climate and discipline. Join DSC and our allies as we continue to demand that...