E-News Archive

JULY 2016

DSC Stands with Movement for Black Lives, Speaks Out Against Militarization of Schools

MAY 2016

DSC Members Convene in LA, Pennsylvania Students Push Back, Boston Students Organize Walkout

APRIL 2016

ESSA Federal Rulemaking, Ohio Pushout Tour, Youth Visit State Capitol

MARCH 2016

Newsletter: ESSA Implementation, #RethinkDiscipline Convening + Member Updates

JANUARY 2016

Newsletter: Members Testify at Federal ESSA Meetings, Watch our Week of Action Highlights Video

DECEMBER 2015

Newsletter: Support DSC this Holiday Season, See Member Updates from New York and Chicago!

NOVEMBER 2015

Newsletter: Over 100 organizations participate in our 6th Annual National Week of Action 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Newsletter: Join us for our 6th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout 

MAY 2015

Newsletter: DSC members convene in Chicago for Annual Membership Meeting

MARCH 2015

Newsletter: DSC Submits Petition to President Against Lending of Military Weapons to Law Enforcement in Schools 

FEBRUARY 2015

Newsletter: DSC members headed to DC for Days at the Capitol and School Climate Roundtable

JANUARY 2015

Newsletter: Ringing in the New Year With Our 2015 Week of Action Highlights Video

DECEMBER 2014

Newsletter: DSC meets with U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Surplus Military Weapons in Schools

OCTOBER 2014

Newsletter: Highlights from our 5th Annual Week of Action Against School Pushout 

SEPTEMBER 2014 

Newsletter: DSC members in Minnesota and Michigan Win Policy Changes Introducing Better Alternatives to Discipline

JULY 2014 

Newsletter: DSC members converge in Mississippi for 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer 

MAY 2014

Newsletter: DSC members in Ohio and Oregon Launch Moratorium on Out-of-School Suspensions Campaigns

Newsletter: 60 Year Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Ruling 

APRIL 2014 

Newsletter: Dignity in Schools Campaign Goes to Washington DC! 

FEBRUARY 2014

Newsletter: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Federal Guidance on School Discipline

NOVEMBER 2013

Newsletter: DSC Members Meet with Federal Policy Makers

OCTOBER 2013

Newsletter: Highlights from 2013 Week of Action Against School Pushout

SEPTEMBER 2013

Newsletter: Biggest Ever DSC Week of Action Starts Saturday!

AUGUST 2013

Newsletter: Make Your Voice Heard on Office of Civil Rights Data Collection

JULY 2013

Newsletter: National Day of Action on Senate Appropriations

JUNE 2013

Newsletter: Oregon Rolls Back Zero-Tolerance, Holmes County Petition to End Paddling, NC Youth Demand Better Training for SROs

MAY 2013

Newsletter: End of Suspensions for Willful Defiance in LA, Yes to Counselors No to Cops

APRIL 2013

Newsletter: Call Your Senator, You Can't Build Peace With a Piece, NYC Students and Elected Officials Demand End to Racial Disparities

MARCH 2013

Newsletter: You Can't Build Peace with a Piece April 1-5 Week of Action

Newsletter: Reportback from You Can't Build Peace With A Piece Rally at U.S. Capitol and White House

FEBRUARY 2013

Newsletter: Youth of Color Statement on Gun Violence and School Safety

This e-news features the launch of You Can't build Peace With A Piece in response to gun violence and misguided school safety policies, DSC’s statement on the White House proposal on gun violence, and the joint issue brief, "Police in Schools Are Not the Answer".

DECEMBER 2012

12/21: DSC 2012 Reflections: Week of Action Highlights Video, Senate Hearing and More

12/10: Senate Hearing - A Big Day for the Movement to End School Pushout

SEPTEMBER 2012

Newsletter: National Week of Action on School Pushout - Sept 29-Oct 6, 2012

This e-news features a roundup of the 3rd Annual National Week of Action on School Puhout. Click here for links to news coverage, photos and video of the event.

AUGUST 2012

Newsletter: Soutions Not Suspensions & Model Code Launch

This e-news features a roundup of the August 21 launch of Solutions Not Suspensions initiative and the DSC Model Code on Education and Dignity. Click here for links to news coverage, photos and video of the event.

JUNE 2012

Newsletter: Student Suspension Stories & Health Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies

This e-news features a new suspension stories blog created by DSC-NY, a new report co-published by CADRE on the negative health impacts of zero tolerance policies, excellent news from the High HOPES Coalition on their efforts to implement restorative justice in Chicago Public Schools, and more. Click here for upcoming events, including DSC’s webinar on school discipline data from the Office of Civil Rights.

APRIL 2012

Newsletter: School Pushout in Florida; Restorative Justice in Chicago Schools

This e-news features a link to a video documenting the school pushout crisis in Florida, a report on Restorative Justice Practices in Chicago Public Schools, the DSC's comments on the Department of Education's Proposed Teacher Incentive Fund, and education news from around the country.

FEBRUARY 2012

Newsletter: Report on Policing in Chicago Schools, Community Forum on Pushout in Louisiana

This e-news features new resources from member groups, links to video footage from a community forum on school pushout featuring members of DSC-Louisiana, information about DSC's Coordinating Committee, and education news from around the country.

DECEMBER 2011

Newsletter: Annual Membership Meeting & BSAC Video

This e-news features photos from our Membership Meeting and resources from member groups, a video from Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) documenting their 3-year campaign to include student feedback in teacher evaluations, and new blog posts on discrimination in school choice, the ineffectiveness of zero tolerance to address bullying, and local efforts to create positive school climates for Louisiana’s youth.

OCTOBER 2011

Newsletter: National Week of Action Roundup

This e-news contains some highlights from this year's Week of Action, video footage and photos from some of the events, as well as news coverage from around the country.

SEPTEMBER 2011

Newsletter: National Week of Action on School Pushout October 1-8, 2011

We are very pleased to announce that the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action on School Pushout kicks off this Saturday!

AUGUST 2011

Newsletter: Save the Date! National Week of Action on School Pushout

This e-news features a summary from our July 25-26 Days at the Capitol, information on the Council of State Government's study on school disciplinary policy in Texas, a report back and video footage from a recent DSC-New York rally and press conference, a new blog post from Annette Fuentes (author of Lockdown High: When The Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse), and more.

JULY 2011

Newsletter: New DSC Chapter

This e-news features new resources on restorative justice and an update from POWER-PAC on their recent victory in Chicago Public Schools and the Juvenile Justice Zine Series. It also includes blog posts on DSC-NY's recent participation at the "Restoring Community in Schools" conference and on the disproportionate "special education" warehousing of Black and Latino youth.

MAY 2011

Newsletter: New Resources and Blog Posts

This e-news features new resources on restorative justice and an update from POWER-PAC on their recent victory in Chicago Public Schools and the Juvenile Justice Zine Series. It also includes blog posts on DSC-NY's recent participation at the "Restoring Community in Schools" conference and on the disproportionate "special education" warehousing of Black and Latino youth.

APRIL 2011

Newsletter: Days at the Capitol

April has been a very busy month for the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC)! We held our first DSC Days at the Capitol for 2011. On April 10-13 over 50 DSC members and supporters traveled to Washington, DC to meet with their legislators, share their stories, and make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

MARCH 2011

Newsletter: Announcing our Second Days at the Capitol Event

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our second Days at the Capitol event this April. We will meet in Washington, DC to engage and strategize around our campaign to end school pushout and ensure that all students are treated with dignity.

NOVEMBER 2009

Newsletter: Convention on the Rights of the Child

Last Friday, November 20, marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  The Convention establishes universal standards for the human right to education, recognized by countries around the world, which reflect the principles of dignity, full development, equity and participation. 

JULY 2009

Newsletter: Recap of Our Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first Dignity in Schools Campaign National Conference on June 5-6, 2009 in Chicago, IL.  If you missed the conference, you can watch video of the panel presentations and access conference materials on our website.  Read more about the conference below.