DSC Federal Policy Recommendations

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We develop federal policy recommendations and national action strategies for promoting positive alternatives to zero-tolerance discipline, such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, restorative practices, conflict resolution and mediation programs.


DSC Comment Letter on the 2017-2018 Civil Rights Data Collection Proposal (Document)

Here you will find our comment letter on the 2017-2018 Civil Rights Data Collection Proposal to the U.S. Department of Education.

DSC Comment Letter on Dept. of Justice Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group July 2016 (Document)

Here you will find a comment letter submitted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group’s (“Working Group”) May 2015 report - Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition.

DSC Comment Letter on Significant Disproportionality in Part B of IDEA in Special Education 2016 (Document)

Here you will find a comment letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in response to ED's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the issue of significant disproportionality under the Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) in special education.

Comment Letter to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing 2015 (Document)
 
Here you will find a comment letter submitted to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing convened by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at the Department of Justice.
DSC Comment Letter on The Student Success Act 2015 (Document)

Here you will find a DSC Comment Letter addressed to the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee as they consider H.R.

DSC ESEA Comment Letter 2015 (Document)

Here you will find a DSC Comment Letter addressing school climate and inclusive school discipline practices in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

ESEA Overview and DSC Priorities 2015 (Document)

Here you will find an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the legislative process, a timeline for ESEA in the 114th Congress and important ESEA provisions. 

DSC Principles for ESEA Reauthorization 2010 (Document)

The Elmentary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the federal government's main education law. The ESEA allows Congress to provide education funding to states, so long as states and school districts meet certain requirements set out in the law. Last reauthorized during the Bush administration as No Child Left Behind, the ESEA is currently up for reauthorization.

DSC Supported Legislation 2010-2012 (Document)

The Successful, Safe and Healthy Students Act (S. 919) (Harkin, D-IA)

DSC Letter to Congress 2010-2011: (Document)

The DSC regularly submits letters and statements to Congress and the Obama administration on key issues related to ESEA reauthorization and federal education policy.