Updates

DSC Members Convene in L.A. to discuss Campaign's Vision
01/29/2015
 
On January 23rd, Dignity in Schools Campaign members from across the country convened in Los Angeles to discuss our campaign vision and goals at our Strategic Planning and Coordinating Committee Retreat.
DSC Urges Congress to Promote Positive School Discipline Practices in ESEA Reauthorization
01/27/2015
 
Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing, Fixing No Child Left Behind: Supporting Teachers and School Leaders, which can be accessed here, that focused on teachers and school leadership. The federal government plays an important role in providing federal support to states to support the development, recruitment, and retention of qualified teaching professionals for all students.
DSC Urges Congress to Act to End School Pushout
01/22/2015
 
On January 21, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its first hearing on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on Testing and Accountability. Janel George of DSC member organization NAACP Legal Defense Fund Inc. attended the hearing as well as Dwanna Nicole of ally organization Advancement Project.
Youth Member Blog on #BlackLivesMatter
01/16/2015

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr.  The lack of indictments of the police officers that murdered 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City ignited a racial justice movement that was already building momentum.