New York

Don't Close Schools, Invest in Them!

Education organizers and advocates from 18 cities across the country made a "Journey for Justice" to the nation's capitol this week to make their case in person against school closures. They testified at a hearing before the US Department of Education and even met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan! They protested that the DOE's policies that favor closing underperforming schools rather than investing in them is doing irreparable harm to students by disrupting their communities and discriminating against schools serving primarily Black and Latino students.

Education Organizers Make Their Case in D.C. to End School Closures!

Education organizers and advocates from 18 cities across the country made a "Journey for Justice" to the nation's capitol this week to make their case in person against school closures. They testified at a hearing before the US Department of Education and even met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan!  

Raising the Stakes: Investing in a Community School Model

New York City's Community School District 16 (CSD16), in the heart of Central Brooklyn, is the center of a bold new approach to grassroots, community-based reform. A new report from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Movement Center and the Black Male Donor Collaborative lays out a blueprint for collaboration between school leadership, community stakeholders and philanthropic parters to support local schools and ensure access to educational opportunities for all students.

New York City's Community School District 16 (CSD16), in the heart of Central Brooklyn, is the center of a bold new approach to grassroots, community-based reform.

Raising the Stakes: Investing in a Community School Model to Lift Student Achievement in Community school District 16

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29
Author: 
Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Movement Center, and the Black Male Donor Collaborative
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials
New York City's Community School District 16 (CSD16), in the heart of Central Brooklyn, is the center of a bold new approach to grassroots, community-based reform. A new report from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, Brooklyn Movement Center and the Black Male Donor Collaborative lays out a blueprint for collaboration between school leadership, community stakeholders and philanthropic parters to support local schools and ensure access to educational opportunities for all students. "Raising the Stakes: Investing in a Community School Model to Lift Student Achievement in CSD16" aims to produce a community school model that can be replicated in other districts across the city, the state and the country.

End School Closures! Journey for Justice Testifies at US Dept. of Ed

Our grassroots allies from Journey for Justice are taking their fight to end school closures to the US Department of Education! Representatives from 18 cities across the country will testify at a hearing before the US DOE in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, January 28th, 2013. See this press release for more details. And follow Journey for Justice on Twitter @J4J_USA!

Our grassroots allies from Journey for Justice are taking their fight to end school closures to the US Department of Education! Representatives from 18 cities across the country will testify at a hearing before the US DOE in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, January 28th, 2013. See the press release below for more details. Follow Journey for Justice on Twitter @J4J_USA.

OTL Applauds CA Gov. Brown's Leadership on Fair Funding

As other states have made cuts in education budgets that have had disastrous impacts on children and schools, California's governor is emerging as a champion of public education – and of equitable funding for the state's poorest districts.

OTL Campaign Applauds CA Gov. Brown's Leadership on Fair Funding
Budget Increases Education Spending, Uses Weighted Funding Formula

Applauds NY Gov. Cuomo's Call for More Pre-K, Expanded Learning Time

Personal Opportunity Plans

Publication Date: 
Wed, 2011-12-21
Type: 
policy
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

In the first in a series of policy proposals, the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign advocates the creation of Personal Opportunity Plans for every student who is one grade level or more behind in reading or math, giving them access to the academic, social and heathcare supports they need to get back on track.

As National Momentum Grows, Advocates' Voices Ring Out On Capitol Hill

By Lori Bezahler, President, Edward W. Hazen Foundation

I first heard the phrase "school-to-prison pipeline" twelve years ago in a meeting with a small group of Mississippi parents. Over a decade later, the movement to end school pushout has grown so strong that hundreds of advocates and organizers flocked to last week's first-ever U.S. Senate public hearing on the school-to-prison pipeline. The hearing alone was not the victory these advocates and organizer seek, but it was an important win on the road to implementing policies that keep students in school and learning, not lost in a maze of suspensions, expulsions, and court referrals.

The following post was written by Lori Bezahler (right), President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation and just one of the many passionate advocates and organizers who attended last week's first-ever U.S.

OTL Campaign Releases State Policy Guide on Out-of-School Suspensions!

Need some help developing or advocating for policies in your state to tackle school pushout and end the school-to-prison pipeline? Then look no further than this newly released state policy guide from the Opportunity to Learn Campaign! The guide provides advocates and policymakers with recommendations for ending the ineffective and discriminatory practice of out-of-school suspensions as well as a summary of the significant action and legislative proposals that are already underway in states to address our national pushout crisis.

Need some help developing or advocating for policies in your state to tackle school pushout and end the school-to-prison pipeline? Then look no further than this newly released state policy guide from the Opportunity to Learn Campaign!

Press Coverage and Photos From Educate NY Now Bus Tour and Rally!

It's safe to say, our friends and allies in New York know how to put on an event! And man, do they know how to turn out the media to cover it! On Wednesday, hundreds of parents, students, teachers and advocates from across New York joined the Educate NY Now bus tour traveling to Albany to rally against cuts to the state education budget and to call for a renewed commitment from policymakers to provide every student with a fair and substantive opportunity to learn. The tour stopped at more than 25 communities across the state and brought more than 700 people to the rally at the state capitol.

It's safe to say, our friends and allies in New York know how to put on an event! And man, do they know how to turn out the media to cover it! 

AQE Press Release from Education NY Now Bus Tour and Rally!

More than 700 students, parents, teachers and advocates from acros NY traveled to Albany today as part of the Educate NY Now bus tour and rally. Here is a press release from OTL ally Alliance for Quality Education as well as several pictures!

Below is the press release from OTL ally Alliance for Quality Education, who is playing a major role in today's Educate NY Now bus tour and rally in Albany, NY.

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