Teaching Quality Supports

Options In The Standoff Over Test-Based Education Policy

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network

Teachers, parents, and students are speaking out against the extraordinary emphasis on standardized testing that has become the bedrock of the nation’s education policies. They are questionining the whole idea that teaching and learning can be expressed and judged solely in numbers and rankings, which seems to be a forgone conclusion to policy makers and economists.

This post originally appeared on Education Opportunity Network.

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What's Missing from Your School? Join the Fight for Fair Funding!

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity are launching a statewide tour next week to document the disastrous impact of inequitable school funding. Check out the tour dates and locations and join the tour on Twitter with hashtag #CFETour.

What's missing from your school due to budget cuts or unfair school funding? Counselors, tutors, art classes, physical education, pre-k programs? Join OTL allies in New York State next week and add your voice to the call for fair school funding. 

St. Paul Teachers Threaten Strike to Defend "Schools Our Children Deserve"

Teachers in St. Paul, MN, are taking a brave stand on behalf of their students. Backed by parents and community partners, the teachers threatened to strike not over pay but over resources like pre-k programs, school counselors and small class sizes.

If you haven't heard about the brave stand teachers are taking in St. Paul, MN, here's what's going on:

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New Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

You can't improve a school by closing it. Here's what you can do instead. This is the final part of the OTL Campaign's infographic series on the issue of mass school closures.

Public schools are the heart of every community, a place where the next generation of doctors, engineers, writers and artists learn and grow. They are where parents, teachers and community members come together to support their children and invest in their futures.

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"Making Education Work for Latinas"

A new report from the Civil Rights Project shines a light on the educational experiences of young Latinas and how parents, teachers and schools can encourage more of them to stay in school and continue on to college.

In an education debate that often focuses on young men, the particular challenges that young women face can often be ignored.

Making Education Work for Latinas

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-04
Author: 
Dr. Patricia Gandara
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

From the Civil Rights Project: "Although Latinas complete college at almost twice the rate as their male counterparts, they trail all other women by significant percentages. The fact that two-thirds of Latinas come from low-income families and that many people continue to hold negative stereotypes about Latinas result in unique challenges for these young women. This student found a number of important levels for improving educational outcomes for Latinas that suggest potential actionable policies." Click below for the summary and recommendations and click here for the full report. 

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Reclaim the Promise! Day of Action Recap

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2014-02-03

On December 9, 2013, parents, students, teachers and community members from over 60 cities across the country participated in the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.

On December 9, parents, students, teachers and community members from over 60 cities across the country participated in the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. This is what happens when an education movement unites: 

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AR OTL Lays Out Next Steps for Improving Arkansas Education

Education organizers in Arkansas held a press conference at the state capitol highlighting the improvement Arkansas schools have made over the past decade and how additional reforms like pre-k and afterschool programs can help all students succeed.

The Arkansas OTL Campaign held a press conference in December as part of the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. Advocates and organizers spoke at the state capitol about the improvement Arkansas schools have made over the past decade and what work there is left to do to ensure every student has access to a quality education.

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