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The latest from the Schott Foundation and our allies.
Jun17
The Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), an OTL ally, is hosting an end of the year celebration next week on June 27th from 5-8 PM. Come celebarte BYOP's victories and discover what this great group has been up to over the past year!
Jun14
Every revolution needs a declaration. Against a backdrop of surging grassroots discontent with how the nation's K-12 public schools are currently governed, a diverse coalition of leaders from across the country have joined in support of "An Education Declaration to Rebuild America."
Jun14
Nikhil Goyal, 18-year-old author of Once Size Does Not Fit All and all-around amazing young voice fighting for public education, gave a must-watch speech last weekend at the One Voice United rally in Albany, NY.
Jun14
CA Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a plan that is radical in its simplicity: allocate new funding where it is needed most and trust teachers, principals, parents and students to know what's best for their community.
Nothing good happens in Wisconsin's Capitol between bar time and breakfast. Majority members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) proved that last Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning by passing a budget that puts devotion to political dogma ahead of the futures of our children.
Jun14
When the student organizers from Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) aren't out protesting high-stakes testing and school closures in their city, they're fighting for fair discipline in their schools. In particular, they've started campaigning this past week to end disparate discipline policies in Chicago's charter schools.
Jun14
The BUILD Initiative recently invited teams from eight states across the country to participate in a two-day “mock grant opportunity" focused on developing state-level plans to eliminate disparities in young children's access to health services. Ensuring all students are healthy and ready for school is a key part of closing the opportunity gap in education.
Jun13
Students in Oregon are going to be seeing a lot fewer expulsions in coming years thanks to the advocacy efforts of the Portland Parent Union. A new law that goes into effect July 2014 removes mandatory expulsion requirements from the state's school discipline statute.
Jun12
The Federal Equity and Excellence Commission's bold report, For Each and Every Child, touches on everything from fair funding and early education to teacher preparation and school discipline. How do you wrap all that together into a movement and organize for change in your community? On June 19th at 2 p.m. Eastern, the OTL Campaign is hosting a free webinar to answer exactly that question. Sign up!
Jun11
20 years after Massachusetts passed the Education Reform Act of 1993, Citizens for Public Schools, an OTL ally, took a long hard look at the results of that law to find the state still has a ways to go toward ensuring equity and opportunity for all Massachusetts students.

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