SB744 VETOED – TELL JERRY BROWN HOW YOU FEEL!

SB 744 veto – statement for Fix School Discipline On Saturday, Governor Brown vetoed a bill that you all fought hard for and that would have helped thousands of the state’s most vulnerable students.  Under California law, students who ...

Dignity In Schools Campaign Video Series!

Join us for a week of videos from the Dignity in Schools Campaign! We’ll be posting one new video every day this week. Dignity in Schools Bay Area 2013 Week of Action Video Series, Part 3: Restorative Justice from Black ...

Join Us Saturday for ‘Tangle’ – A Play About School Discipline!

Join us Saturday, October 5th at the launch of Talk It Out in Long Beach for conversation and a dramatic reading of the short play Tangle, based on real-life stories about school discipline in Long Beach, and performed by community ...

The Action Starts Tomorrow! Join us for a week of action against school pushout!

Dignity in Schools Bay Area 2013 Week of Action Video Series, Part 1: Racial Disparities from Black Organizing Project on Vimeo. This Saturday, September 28th the Dignity in Schools Campaign will be kicking off its 4th annual Week of ...

The New York Times Takes On Social Emotional Learning

Sunday’s New York Times featured an excellent article on social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL helps garner psychological intelligence and emotional skills that ultimately helps children regulate emotions. The ...

Students and Community Vow to Keep Fighting ‘Willful Defiance’ Suspensions

Students, parents, educators, law enforcement members, judges, civil rights leaders, and community members won’t stop the fight against school suspensions for willful defiance after Assemblyman Roger Dickinson said he will wait to send ...

The Round Up!

9.4.13 As we head into a new school year, it’s important to share the successes of school districts working to reduce school suspensions through alternative means. Even though many of you know that our policy work is focused on ...

Civil Rights Leaders & Students to Gov. Brown: Time Is Now to Sign AB 420 and Fix ‘Willful Defiance’ Suspensions

Saying “school discipline is a civil rights issue,” students from across California told powerful personal stories about school suspensions in a rally on August 14 on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. They joined the ...

Join Us at 12! Students Rally in Sacramento for Equality in School Discipline

Saying that it shouldn’t matter where you live or who you are when out-of-school suspensions are handed out, students and parents rallied in Sacramento on Wednesday, August 14, in support of fair school discipline rules. Data shows ...

Stand Up For Students’ Civil Rights on August 14th!

Will you join youth who are standing up for civil rights? On August 14, youth from different parts of California will lead a rally in Sacramento to ask Governor Jerry Brown to meet with young people to understand why it is critical ...

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