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20 Aug

DSC Meets with Portland Public Schools Superintendent to Discuss School Pushout


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. 

18 Jul

Portland, OR and Dayton, OH Commit to Reducing Out-of-School Suspensions & Implementing Alternatives


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.

10 Apr

Portland Parent Union Launches Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions Campaign


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

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Saturday, September 28 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Concordia University
2811 North East Holman, Portland, OR

Roundtables, panels and dialogues 
that examine restorative justice and school pushout in Oregon schools

Sat, 09/28/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
04 Jun

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Roll Back “Zero Tolerance” Policies


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.


Sat, 10/06/2012 - 4:00pm - 8:30pm
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