OTL Campaign Newsletter 
February 22, 2012

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Annenberg Study Annenberg Institute Issues Game-Changing Strategy Guide to Quality Teaching
Striding into the hottest topic in public education, Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform issued “Straight Talk on Teaching Quality: Six Game-Changing Ideas and What to Do About Them,” a concise guide for improving teaching effectiveness. This guide is a highly useful tool for parents, school board members and community stakeholders advocating for change and for all children to have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn. Read more >

WEAS Logo "Read to Lead" Initiative needs more "Leading"
Thomas Beebe, Executive Director, Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's new early reading program makes great promises but fails to provide a viable plan for implementing the promised reforms. "Read to Lead" is too vague regarding how the program is funded and what should be done with the results. Moreover, it is unjust for Gov. Walker to demand results while simultaneously making drastic cuts to the state's education budget. Read more>

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Drastic PA Education Cuts Should Be Reversed
Susan Gobreski, Executive Director, Education Voters of Pennsylvania: Public education is certainly not among Governor Tom Corbett’s budget priorities for the coming year. In his recent budget speech, Gov. Corbett proposed to continue his policy of reducing public education funding by carrying forward last year's drastic and debilitating $900 million cut to public education.  Read more>

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Right Problem, Wrong Solution
John Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation for Public Education: While I am pleased that Kentucky legislators are reviewing Schott Foundation's data to address the alarming low graduation rate of African American males, I am concerned that they are considering the wrong solution to the problem: charter schools. The opportunity gap that has led to the persistent achievement gap between students of color and their White peers is a systemic problem that can only be solved by systemic solutions that provide resources to all children, not by creating a competitive system for charter schools for a few students.  Read more>


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Access to Full-Day Kindergarten in the States
This insightful state-by-state data from the Children's Defense Fund lays out a child's access, or lack thereof, to full-day kindergarten in every state, breaking down early childhood education programs by availability and whether they are funded by the state or out of pocket by parents. Increasing access to early childhood education is a critical step to closing the achievement gap, and CDF provides valuable state-level data and comparisons. How does your state measure up?  Read more>


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