Our current federal accountability system unfairly penalizes schools without accounting for their student population, location and institutional resources. It places tremendous burden on schools disproportionately serving low-income students and students of color, leaving them under-resourced and ill-prepared to provide a college and career ready education for those most in need.
In a victory for parents and students fighting mass school closures and charter school expansion, the U.S. Department of Education has opened civil rights investigations in Chicago, Newark and New Orleans after organizers filed federal complaints in May.
With over 100 events in 52 cities hosted by more than 70 organizations, this year's National Week of Action Against School Pushout was the biggest yet! Get inspired by reading some of this year's highlights and join the movement for school discipline reform.
On October 3rd and 4th I had the great honor to attend the 3rd annual Arkansas OTL Summit. Arkansas' organizers and advocates really know how to put on a show!
Philadelphia's schools are under attack. Teachers and community members need your help. Take and share a "solidarity selfie" to show your support!
Over 40 organizations helped launch The Campaign for Fair Education Funding, which is pushing for Pennsylvania to adopt a fair, sustainable funding system for the state's schools. Learn more about the campaign at www.fairfundingpa.org.
After collecting more than 188,000 signatures, organizers in Mississippi have won a place on the state's November 2015 ballot for a fair school funding initiative.
"The havoc wreaked by so-called education reform has had the upside of crystallizing a movement of parents, teachers, school staffers and kids who are fighting for education justice."
As part of an ongoing series of reports on school climate, the Alliance for Excellent Education partnered with the Opportunity to Learn Campaign to produce a guide on how our nation, states and cities can recruit, train and support the best teachers and get one at the front of every classroom.
A new report from The Children's Aid Society and The New School shows the best way to bring NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision of 100 community schools to the city's students and their families.
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