portland parent union
Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from 15 states convened in Portland, Oregon this month for a three day training and strategy session around the Solutions Not Suspensions call for a Moratorium on Out of School Suspensions and the DSC Model Code on Education and Dignity.
Portland, OR and Dayton, OH Commit to Reducing Out-of-School Suspensions & Implementing Alternativesin
DSC members Portland Parent Union and Racial Justice Now! both won important victories in their campaigns for the Solutions Not Suspensions Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions this June.
Yesterday, Portland Parent Union (PPU) officially launched a campaign calling on Portland Public Schools to declare a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions. After years of organizing to change exclusionary discipline policies, PPU has struggled to get a public response from the School Board.
Tuesday, October 1 from 8:00am to 9:00pm
Portland State University Multicultural Center in the Smith Building
228 Smith Memorial Union
Saturday, September 28 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
2811 North East Holman, Portland, OR
Roundtables, panels and dialogues that examine restorative justice and school pushout in Oregon schools
DSC member organization Portland Parent Union successfully pushed for the passage of a bill to reform school discipline and roll back 'zero-tolerance' policies in Oregon. On May 21, 2013, the Oregon legislature passed HB 2192-B, removing mandatory expulsion requirements from the state's school discipline statute. The new legislation will go into effect in July 2014.
PPU RESTORATIVE LISTENING DIALOGUE ON "PUSHOUT"