Dignity in the School w/Sheila Warren PPU

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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sheila Warren Portland Parent Union Dignity in the School
Join Shelia Warren, founder and Director, of the Portland Parent Union tomorrow to discuss the Dignity in the Schools Campaign (DSC). Recent local news stories have shared the systemic achievement gaps of kids of color and how they are pushed out of the education environment. DSC is a national campaign lead by parents and students to stop the practice of kicking kids out of school. ABOUT DIGNITY IN SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN Portland Parent Union and Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal. The DSC started more than five years ago when local grassroots and advocacy groups fighting to end school pushout came together to share information and strategies and build a common framework for dignity and human rights in our schools. In 2009, DSC held its first national conference, released the National Resolution for Ending School Pushout, and shared the first draft of a Model School Code based on fundamental human rights principles. Since 2010, DSC has held an annual National Week of Action on School Pushout and a series of Days at the Capitol, engaging groups around the country in collective advocacy to impact federal law and policy. The DSC has now grown into a multi-stakeholder coalition of more than 50 organizations from 18 states and Washington, DC, which strives to ensure that those most affected by the education system and school pushout are at the center of our work and leadership structures. DSC’s Membership is structured to create a space for all to both contribute to the work and to benefit from the collective advancements of the coalition and local successes of its members. Visit www.dignityinschools.org to learn more! Solutions Not Suspensions is a call for a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions and for schools to adopt more constructive disciplinary policies that benefit students, classrooms and communities. Portland Parent Union driven organization since 2009. Our Mission is to organize Parents for better outcomes by enriching them through support, information and education. We are dedicated to parents to involve their families, to anticipate their challenges to help them to take advantage of opportunities to guarantee successful students. We are dedicated to the Parent's development of leadership skills, knowledge and responsibility.


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