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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...

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...