December 3, 2016

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline, Explained
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Bursting the Bubbles: Is There a Link Between Standardized Tests and Improved Learning?
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Education Advocacy in the
Time of Trump

This was the nation's first prominent event addressing the election outcome from an education justice perspective, and few, if any, of the panel participants had anticipated a discussion about the incoming Trump administration. Read more >

Featured Grantees: #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is Over, but these Organizations Still Need Your Help

For the past few weeks, Schott has been highlighting the work of some of our grantees across the country. These five grantee partners are all participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, and we encourage you to learn more and consider a donation to support their important work!
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

SchoolHouse: Podcast on Education and President Trump

Allison R. Brown, Executive Director of the the Communities for Just Schools Fund, speaks with Schott President & CEO John H. Jackson about the 2016 election, organizing under a Trump administration, and where he finds hope for education justice in the future. Read more & listen >

Skills for Our Future: Vocational Education in Massachusetts

In 2014, 10 percent of all youth in Massachusetts aged 16-24 were neither working nor in school—representing 85,000 “disconnected youth” statewide.

This new Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center report analyzes several career, vocational, and technical education models, identifies opportunities for improvement, and estimates what it would cost to expand vocational offerings to more students in Massachusetts. Read more >

Rural Americans Helped Elect Donald Trump, but His Ideas Won’t Help their Schools. What Will?

As the chair of the board of the nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust and a longtime education reporter, I’ve spent much of my career visiting these schools. And the central idea Trump has offered so far for improving education — providing billions of dollars in exchange for expanding school choice — makes little sense in most of those communities.
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Public Education Can Win

Carlos Rojas Álvarez, student field director for Save Our Public Schools Massachusetts, discusses how a grassroots coalition of students, parents, and educators managed to fight back and defeat Question 2 on the ballot in Massachusetts.

"Overall, there was a recognition that public services like education need to stay public and need to serve all people. People are not interested in creating special, more elite, more selective, isolated systems of education as a way to address the issue." Read more >

Building Firewalls: Protecting Public Schools in the Trump Era

Let's not get distracted by “inside the beltway” prognostications or rarefied debates over how bad things may be. Those of us working in the states know what's coming. It’s time to renew and redouble efforts to protect public education in our states and communities. Millions of children are depending on us.
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If You Think the Economy is Improving, You Probably Don’t Work in a Public School

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has confirmed what other folks know—spending on public education has still not bounced back from the Latest Great Recession. Twenty-three states are still spending less per student than they did in 2008.

The failure to bring back school support to 2008 levels means that schools have spent eight years trying to cut their way to health.
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