DSC Days at the Capitol

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The DSC Days at the Capitol brings together parents, students, educators and education advocates who seek to raise awareness and build support for urgently needed school discipline reform. For the Days at the Capitol, members of the DSC travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with staff at the White House and US Department of Education, and members of the US Senate and House of Representatives to advocate for  positive improvements in school discipline policy and to end school pushout.


Days at the Capitol, March 2014 (Document)
On Monday March 24,2014 students, parents and teachers from 13 states across the country rallied at the U.S.
Days at the Capitol, November 2013 - Congressional Briefing on Preventing School Pushout (Document)

On November 21, 2013, educators, parents, and students from DSC held a congressional briefing to examine the positive steps communities across the country have taken to stop school pushout practices that are keeping students from receiving instructional learning time in schools such as suspensions, expulsions, and arrests.

Days at the Capitol, March 2013 (Document)
 
On Monday, March 4th, 2013 youth from across the country held a rally on the grounds of the U.S.
DSC Days at the Capitol III, July 2011 (Web Resource)

On July 25 and 26, students, parents, educators, and advocates from 11 states, representing 26 different organizations, traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days of meetings with Members of Congress to raise awareness and build support for urgently needed school discipline reform.

DSC Days at the Capitol II, April 2011 (Web Resource)

During April 11-13, students, parents, community organizers and education advocates from California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Pennsylvania converged in Washington, DC for the Dignity in Schools Days at the Capitol 2011.

DSC Days at the Capitol I, September 2010 (Web Resource)

On September 29-30, over 30 youth, parents, organizers and advocates from seven states participated in the DSC Day at the Capitol in Washington, DC, where they met with staff at the White House and US Department of Education, and members of the US Senate and House of Representatives to advocate for comprehensive data collection and accountability over discipline in schools, and better support a

DSC Letters to Congress and the Obama Administration (Web Resource)

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