March 11, 2016



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Thousands of Boston Students Walk-Out Against Budget Cuts

Over three thousand students staged a walk-out on Monday to protest impending budget cuts to Boston Public Schools. Students marched downtown, through Boston Common, and rallied at the state house in an inspiring display of student power. Read more >

Featured Grantee: Youth on Board

Student rights? There's an app for that.

Schott grantee partner Youth on Board’s new Boston Student Rights app — the first of its kind in the country — gives students access to their legal rights wherever their smartphone is. Organizer Carlos Rojas walks us through how it works and the reasons for producing it. Read more >
News and Resources from the OTL Network

3/18 Webinar: The Facts about State Takeovers of Public Schools

Mark your calendars for March 18! The Southern Education Foundation will be hosting a can't-miss webinar on state takeovers of public schools and how parents, students, teachers, community members and policymakers can fight back. Read more >

The Urgent Education Issue That Needs To Be In The Presidential Debates

Numerous observers have noticed K-12 education has finally gotten some meaningful attention in the presidential primary debate – at least in the Democratic Party. Whether you agree with the candidates’ responses or not, the subject – the conditions of struggling schools in Detroit and elsewhere – is what urgently needs to be addressed by the candidates. Read more >

How a group of Boston teenagers organized a massive district-wide protest

Despite the claims by some that the protest was secretly spurred by adults, Monday's walk-out was truly student-organized, from start to finish. As one student said, "we’re the ones in school. This fight is ours.”
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News from the Schott Foundation

Ban the Box Philanthropy Challenge

The Schott Foundation, along with many other philanthropic organizations, is proud to walk the talk and remove from our hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record.

Every day, many Americans are denied the opportunity to compete for quality jobs that can provide stability and security for their families—all because of a prior history of convictions or arrests.
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