Resources on Your State

The DSC is gathering Know Your Rights booklets for youth, Advocacy Guides for parents and other materials from states around the country.

California

Disagreement on the Definition of Dropout in Los Angeles (Document)

“The Vanishing Class: Back to Basics: Why Does High School Fail so Many?,” The Los Angeles Times, (January 29 - February 13, 2006).

Guidebook for Parents on School Rights and Responsibilities (Document)

A guide for parents on advocating for their children in California schools from Public Counsel, with a focus on the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA - Week of Action Events (Web Resource)

On Tuesday October 12, the Dignity in Schools Campaign-Los Angeles Chapter organized a series of actions at the local school board discussing the impacts of school pushout.

Los Angeles Public Schools Adopt Discipline Foundation Policy based on Positive Behavior Support (PBS) (Document)

Discipline Foundation Policy: School-Wide Positive Behavior Support, Policy Bulleting BUL-3638, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) (March 27, 2007).

Parents Document Suspensions and Pushouts in Los Angeles Schools (Document)

"More Education. Less Suspension. A Call to Action to Stop the Pushout Crisis in South Los Angeles," CADRE (June 2006).

Parents Document Suspensions and Pushouts in Los Angeles Schools (Document)

"More Education. Less Suspension. A Call to Action to Stop the Pushout Crisis in South Los Angeles," Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) (June 2006).

Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives (Document)

The Community Rights Campaign in collaboration with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Dignity in Schools Campaign has released the policy paper, Police in LAUSD Schools: The Need for Accountability and A

Police in LAUSD: The Need for Accountability and Alternatives (2010) (Document)

A report from the Community Rights Campaign and DSC-LA on the Los Angeles School Police Department.

Press Release - Redefining Dignity in Our Schools (Los Angeles) (Document)

Re-release of Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), Public Counsel Law Center, and the Mental Health Advocacy Services' report, "Redefining Dignity in Our Schools: A Shadow Report on School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Implementation in South Los Angeles, 2007-2010."