Who are we? DSC! Dignity in Schools Campaign 6th Annual Membership Meeting

WHO ARE WE? DSC!!!! From April 22-24, 2016, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) members from across the country convened in Los Angeles for our sixth Annual Membership Meeting to strategize on upcoming campaign initiatives, attend skill-building workshops and vote on major campaign decisions. Minnesota’s Solutions Not Suspensions (SNS) Coalition sent four representatives to attend the […]

Solutions Not Suspensions (SNS) Coalition stands together with Dignity in Schools (DSC) in opposition of final 2015 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) bill

As the DSC Chapter in Minnesota, the SNS Coalition stands together in opposition of the final 2015 ESEA bill, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)–now called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We cannot support a roll back of federal accountability. Federal oversight is critical to eliminating the Achievement Gap, ending discipline disparities, […]

Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Turns Five!

Five years ago, the federal government awarded Saint Paul a grant to plan a Promise Neighborhood. Since then, we’ve experienced many challenges and successes, but we remained committed to our community and found ways to work on behalf of children and families in the Frogtown/Summit-U/Rondo neighborhoods without the big federal funding. We look forward to […]

While Congress Debates ESEA, Minnesota School Districts Must Act Locally

While Congress continues to work towards reauthorizing the historic Elementary Secondary Education Authorization (ESEA); school districts can still focus on understanding and implementing the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice School Discipline Guidance Package to Enhance School Climate and Improve School Discipline Policies/Practices. (LINK TO ARTICLE) The School Discipline Guidance Package outlines and identifies resources […]

MnEEP Op Ed: Whiteness Privilege Reporting Strikes Again to Undermine Racial Equity Work!

What a classic example of racial privilege this piece turns out to be! To center a narrative based on predatory students versus victimized adult teachers is just plain old shameless. To headline this narrative as a result of a system pursuing a race equity policy (“summoning chaos”) is at best clueless about racial equity and […]

Commencement Speech U of M College of Education and Human Development Class of 2015

Rep Carlos Mariani Rosa   Northrup Auditorium   May 13, 2015 Good afternoon y buenas tardes. What an exciting day full for both accomplishment and possibility! Before I say anything else, please allow me to acknowledge each of you graduates gathered here for your accomplishment and wish you each further fulfillment in your professional and vocational goals. […]

Images from the 2014 Conference