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Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:09am

Today, the Dignity in Schools Campaign has partnered with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, to host the national event, Fund Public Schools, Not Prisons, available via live stream starting at 12pm et...

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:28pm

As the DSC’s 6th annual National Week of Action kicks into high gear on our 3rd day, we demand that our local, state and federal policy-makers use positive interventions instead of suspensions, expulsions or arrests, and take action to end racial disparities in discipline. Today we are telling schools, districts and decision-makers to #RethinkDiscipline.
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Sun, 10/04/2015 - 12:24pm

On day two of DSC’s 6th annual National Week of Action, we are telling federal policy-makers, states and schools districts to #EducateDontIncarcerate and give all students a safe place to learn.
 
Here are a list of events happening today Sunday, October 4th around the country!
 
St. Louis, MO - One year...

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 10:54am

On day one of DSC’s 6th Annual National Week of Action we are calling on our local, state and federal policy-makers to shift funding from school police to counselors and positive discipline.

Today we are telling school districts #EducateDontIncarcerate our children and end the criminalization of youth that fuels the school-...

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:28pm

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) Annual Week of Action Starts this Weekend! Get excited by watching our promo video! Visit our website to see a list of local events being organized by members and allies in states across the country. This year’s Week of Action will raise awareness on the issue of school pushout and the incarceration of young people across the country by promoting the theme...

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:57am

NEW YORK CITY -- From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., hundreds of youth, parents, advocates, policymakers and community leaders are taking action this coming week to address the problem of overly harsh school discipline policies that push students out of school.

Today in Richmond, Va., a youth-led parade kicks-off a National Week of Action with art made by incarcerated youth, music...

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:32pm

NEW YORK CITY -- As U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan shares his vision today for shifting funds from prisons to schools, student and parent leaders, teachers and advocates with the Dignity in Schools Campaign prepare for their 6th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout, which begins this Saturday. The Campaign is calling on policy-makers to Invest in...

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 8:58pm

On Monday September 14th 2015 in Irving, Texas, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a Sudanese-Muslim 9th grader of MacArthur High School was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. While many are rightly focusing on the anti-Muslim bigotry that led to Ahmed’s targeting, we cannot afford to miss the larger systems and policies in which this case is rooted, namely the School to Prison Pipeline...

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:23am

Richmond, VA – The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) launches its “Pushout Tour” in Virginia, calling for an end to discriminatory discipline policies that disproportionately push students of color out of school and fuel the School-to-Prison Pipeline.  

Members of the DSC, comprised of 98 organizations spanning 24 states, point to the most recent...

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:20pm

As part of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local and regional organizations are collaborating to produce the Katrina 10 Year Memorial: Equity, Justice and Black Leadership in New Orleans. The event will take place during the Week of Action Commemorating Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina that kicked off this past weekend and will continue through August 30...