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 […]

Sit Tight, Education is a Human Right!

This year, Gwinnett SToPP partnered with the ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Legal Services Program, and Interfaith Children’s Movement to conduct a day-long education civil rights workshop as part of the Dignity in Schools Campaign’s National Week of Action. Participants met at Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn, Georgia on October 21, 2017 to learn their […]

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 […]

YLI and PLI To Be Offered Concurrently in January – Sign Up Today!

We need leaders today more than ever and Gwinnett SToPP is happy to step up and provide our road-tested and proven advocacy/activist leadership training once again to the young people and parents of Gwinnett County and the greater Atlanta metro area. For the third year in a row, we have tightened our timelines and created […]

Georgia APBS Conference

November 30th – December 1st, 2016 Infinite Energy Center Duluth, GA   Interfaith Children’s Movement (ICM) and Gwinnett SToPP will be on deck presenting “Creating a Welcoming School Through Family and Community Engagement” at the Georgia APBS conference. This is our third year presenting at the conference. Our goal is to ensure the parent and […]