ESSA Engage for Equity Campaign & Toolkit

Dignity in Schools Campaign members, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Partners for Each and Every Child launched the ESSA Engage for Equity campaign and pre-released its accompanying jointly developed Toolkit. The campaign is designed to empower students, parents and other stakeholders to hold conversations in their local school that can only positively impact education. This […]

Keep the Federal School Discipline Guidance!

Four years ago, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division jointly issued guidance documents, reminding school districts of the law and giving them a road map to identify, avoid and remedy discriminatory disciplinary policies. We are very concerned the U.S. Dept. of Education, under the direction of […]

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities

On Friday, December 8, 2017, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) attended the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) briefing entitled, The School-to-Prison Pipeline: The Intersections of Students of Color with Disabilities. It is an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency charged with enhancing the development and enforcement of national […]

Gwinnett STOPP Joins Forces With Dignity in Schools To Rally Against Excessive Force in Gwinnett County Public Schools

In response to the discovery of a school resource officer (SRO) incident with a student at South Gwinnett High School, Gwinnett SToPP members and partners rallied at the GCPS Instructional Support Center before the scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, April 20th. The rally coincided with the national Dignity in Schools Campaign annual membership meeting […]

SchoolHouse: Equity in Education- Parents on the Frontline

Gwinnett SToPP’s Co-founder had the opportunity to participate in the podcast SchoolHouse: Equity in Education, alongside of three other dynamic parent organizers. No coincidence that all are members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign. #SchoolHouse is a production of Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF). CJSF supports grassroots organizing initiatives that work to eliminate harsh […]

Gwinnett SToPP Rallies for Change in Student Discipline on the Town Square in Lawrenceville

Once again, passionate parents and dedicated community members came together on the town square in Lawrenceville to rally in support of reforms in school discipline across Gwinnett County and Georgia. The rally was part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign National Week of Action Against School Pushout. More than two dozen students and adults converged […]

Gwinnett SToPP Keeps Going!

In April 2012, a kindergarten girl was arrested, handcuffed and held in jail for throwing a tantrum at school. This incident would be traumatic for anyone, but particularly for a child this young. Certainly the long term consequences and stigma related to the incident will haunt her for years. Discipline that is out of alignment […]