National Opportunity to Learn Network

Schott’s Opportunity to Learn Network (OTL) unites a nationwide coalition of Schott grantees and allied organizations working to secure a high quality public education for all students.

By creating a space to highlight and celebrate grassroots organizing, share success stories and provide resources, OTL strives to create real and substantial change in our public education system. OTL advocates for supports­-based education reform, one that provides all students with access to crucial resources and opportunities such as early education, wraparound supports, fair school discipline, well­-supported teachers, and equitable school funding. To support our network of advocates and organizers, OTL provides regular updates on current grantee campaigns, publishes policy guides, infographics and other resources, and hosts summits and other network building events, all of which can be found below.

The Latest from the OTL Network

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Tuesday March 27, 2012 –

On March 14th, Alliance for Quality Education held a rally in Albany, NY, to demand equitable funding for the state's public schools and support for struggling schools. Over 1,800 students, parents and educators attended the rally. Tina Dove, Director of the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, spoke about the importance of organizing and the need for residents to make their voices heard to elected officials. 

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Tuesday February 21, 2012 –

Arkansas Public Policy Panel Executive Director Bill Kopsky outlines 8 characteristics of effective school systems that guarantee every child has an opportunity to learn. This clip is excerpted from a longer television workshop on the Arkansas dropout rate that aired in November on AETN - the Arkansas PBS affiliate. 

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Wednesday January 25, 2012 –

Michael Diedrich, policy analyst for Minesota 2020, explains why quality education is unlike other goods and services provided by the competitive market and why market-based education policy is the wrong approach for reform. 

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