The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
Jane E. Tewksbury is Executive Director of Thrive in 5, a public-private partnership of the City of Boston and United Way. Dr. John H. Jackson is President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education
To secure our first in the nation position as a leader in education for generations to come, Massachusetts must make targeted investments now to support our youngest learners.
Twenty Years After Ed Reform, What's Next for MA?
New research from Citizens for Public Schools on how Massachusetts
and the nation can ensure equity and excellence for all students
(Left to right) Noah Berger, president MassBudget; Eileen Rudden, co-founder, LearnLaunch; John Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation; John Bissell, Executive VP, Greylock Federal Credit Union. Photo: Strategies for Children
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! See the flyer below for details. Please email BYOP's office manager Lacresha Johnson (email@example.com) if you plan to attend!
It's been 20 years since Massachusetts (often regarded as a leader in education policy) passed the Education Reform Act of 1993.
20 years after Massachusetts (often lauded as a leader in education policy) 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 ensure equity and opportunity for all Massachusetts students. [Executive summary available below. Download the full report here.]
Charter schools get a lot of hype in our nation's education debate, yet proponents of charter expansion consistently overlook serious issues with how these schools can selectively shape their student enrollment.
Today is the 59th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Almost six decades later, students, parents, teachers and advocates across the country are still fighting against education policies that leave students of color and low-income students deprived of the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.