School Pushout Tour Launches in New Orleans and Greenville, MS
This week, DSC members led the first part of a multi-city tour to highlight school pushout in cities across the country. Members of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (LA), Citizens for a Better Greenville (MS), Parent Education Organizing Council (NJ), Advocates for Equity in Schools- Henrico Coalition (VA), Portland Parent Union (OR) and Racial Justice NOW! (OH) visited Louisiana and Mississippi, two states that are listed in the top 4 highest suspending states in the country, according to data from the recently released report, Are We Closing the Discipline Gap?, by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA. 
President’s Working Group on Local Law Enforcement Equipment Limits Military Weapons in Schools
Earlier this year, the Dignity in Schools Campaign  submitted recommendations to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing that included calling for an end to the Department of Defense’s 1033 Surplus Military Equipment program’s lending of military weapons to law enforcement agencies for use in K-12 schools. Yesterday, the President’s Working Group on Local Law Enforcement Equipment issued its report on equipment given to local law enforcement agencies. 
Senate HELP Committee Passes Every Child Achieves Act
Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously passed its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, with all Committee Democrats and Republicans voting for the bill (22-0). The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) was pleased to see some school climate and discipline reform provisions included in the bill, such as:
Dignity in Schools Campaign Advocates for Accountability in Every Child Achieves Act
Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will continue marking up the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) urges members of Congress to consider our recommendations to ensure that the bill meaningfully holds states, districts, and schools accountable for eliminating overly punitive discipline practices, promoting positive and inclusive school climates, and ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.