Activists Concerned About School Suspensions Plan a Series of Events
By Vanessa Romo, Southern California Public Radio, 9/28/2012
A national coalition of youth groups, educators and advocacy organizations is launching the 3rd Annual National Week of Action on School Pushout starting tomorrow.
Events in Los Angeles and Long Beach will take place from Sept. 28 – Oct. 6.
The group says its goal is to raise awareness about the inefficacy of out-of school suspensions that keep more than 3 million students out of schools for at least a day or more every year.
Members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign plan marches, rallies, teach-ins and trainings in more than 20 cities throughout the week.
Here’s a what we know is on the schedule so far:
Tuesday, October 2
Human Rights Training discussing the moratorium on out of School Suspensions
Thursday October 4
PCI (Pacoima Community Initiative) Forum on School Pushout – introduction of the Dignity in Schools Campaign Model Code
Saturday, October 6
Health Happens in Schools - A forum on creating positive school environments, parent participation in schools, and academic success.
Schedule: 8:30am – Breakfast & Registration 9am – 12pm
Location: Long Beach City College- Pacific Coast Campus – Dyer Hall 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90806
Presentations will include:
• Data on the current state of our schools
• Promising solutions to improve our schools
Organizers plan to offer a panel of parents and young people who'll share their experiences in Long Beach schools. Spanish & Khmer Interpretation, free breakfast and child watch will be available.
Originally published here.