January 12, 2016

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How to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Girls of Color
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Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools National Day of Action
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January 17, 2017
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News from the Schott Foundation

NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color Gives $2.1m to Build Leadership & Make Systemic Change

The NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color, a collaboration of 16 foundations including the Schott Foundation for Public Education, announced its 2016 grants totaling $2.1 million, awarded to 28 non-profit organizations across the five boroughs.
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Featured Grantee: Alliance for Quality Education

AQE, Educators, Students and Parents asking for $4.3 Billion in NY Education Funding

A huge gathering of about 500 education officials, parents and students from across the state were bused to Albany on Tuesday to rally for $4.3 billion in state education funding for public schools. The Alliance for Quality Education is making the case early in the budget season but, they feel the funds can’t come quickly enough.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Public Education

The U.S. Department of Education is not the only office with power over student-related policy. The Atlantic examined five of the potential cabinet members who could influence America’s schools:
Jeff Sessions - Attorney General
Tom Price - Secretary of Health and Human Services
Rex Tillerson - Secretary of State
Ryan Zinke - Secretary of the Interior
Ben Carson - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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The Biased Policies That Are Pushing Black Girls Out of School

Black girls, according to research by the National Women’s Law Center, are on the receiving end of a disproportionate percentage of unfair discipline. This is responsible for what is known as “push-out”: when a school’s disciplinary actions encourage a student to abandon their education. Read more >

Detroit Knows Best About Betsy DeVos

The Journey for Justice Alliance recently devoted its newsletter to shed light on Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education under Trump.

"In 2000 Betsy DeVos, a billionaire, led the voucher proposal placed on the Michigan ballot. Many of us met and organized to defeat her effort. We won, but she never stopped. She spent millions of her and her husband's money to organize support for her efforts."
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Supreme Court Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case

In a case that could affect the education of 6.7 million children with disabilities, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struggled to decide whether it should require public schools to do more under a federal law that calls for them to provide a free education that addresses the children’s needs.
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