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

National Institute of Early Education Research
Wednesday April 27, 2011 –

The 2010 State of Preschool Yearbook presents data on state-funded prekindergarten programs during the 2009-2010 school year.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Friday March 18, 2011 –
Arkansas Public Policy Panel
Tuesday March 8, 2011 –

An analysis of Arkansas benchmark test scores from the 2008‐09 academic year shows that open enrollment charter schools score better than their peer public schools on standardized tests, but that this success is driven by the distinct demographic characteristics of the charters rather than being attributable to any advantage of educational strategy.

Youth United for Change
Thursday February 10, 2011 –
Pushed Out was researched and written by members of Youth United for Change's Pushout Chapter; a group of out-of-school youth and students in alternative schools. The report offers a youth perspective on the dropout crisis as well as recommendations to increase Philadelphia's graduation rate.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Wednesday February 9, 2011 –

A Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis shows that nearly half of all states have made "significant cuts" in public education, disproportionately affecting low-income communities and children of color.

Nellie Mae Foundation, Anneberg Institute for School Reform
Monday January 31, 2011 –
New York Civil Liberties Union, Student Safety Coalition
Friday January 28, 2011 –
Analysis finds dramatic spike in NYC suspensions. Students of color and students with special needs are the most affected.