OTL Campaign Newsletter January 12, 2015


Vision to Victory

Vision to Victory: An Education Roadmap for a New Mayor


Moral Mondays in New York
NY Moral Monday Rally
with Rev. William Barber

Jan. 12 (Today!) – Albany, NY
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Philadelphia Education Platform

Philly Coalition Releases Platform for City Elections

Ahead of local elections, the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools released a powerful platform that unites the funding issues facing the city’s struggling schools with the need for broader investments to support whole communities. Read more>

NYC Parents Chime In On Community Schools

CEJ Community Schools Guide

With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio putting millions of dollars into his new community schools initiative, parents with the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice are weighing in with policy guidance for expanding the program. Read more>

CA Districts Budget Millions For Discipline Reform

Budgeting for Discipline Reform

School discipline reform has gotten a ringing endorsement in California where school districts have chosen to dedicate millions of dollars towards restorative justice programs that keep students in school and address behavioral problems with constructive alternatives to suspension or expulsion. Read more>

The Power of Student Organizing

The Power of Student Organizing

In the national debate about education and the welfare of our nation’s youngest members, sometimes it’s the students themselves who make the best teachers and can show us what it really means to speak up and demand change. Read more>

Rampant Suspensions in MA Charter Schools

Suspensions in MA Charter Schools

Nine of out the 10 school systems in Massachusetts with the highest suspension rates are charter schools, with some of them suspending between 40 and 60 percent of their students often for minor misbehaviors like dress code violations or being tardy. Read more>

An Education Resolution for the New Year

Education Opportunity Network

By Jeff Bryant, EON
Let’s resolve to make 2015 the year we work on the most important education issue of all. Despite the grim predictions coming from the Beltway, maybe 2015 can be the year that education equity gets the emphasis it deserves. Read more>


Preparing to Launch: Nat. Report on Early Education

Preparing to Launch

As part of its annual Quality Counts report, Education Week has released a special section grading states on their efforts to expand pre-k and support our nation's youngest students and their teachers. It's a great resource for anyone interested in pushing for more and better access to early learning opportunities in their state. Read more>

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