March 23, 2017

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Brooklyn Councilman Says City Schools are Over-policed
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May 11, 2017 @ 7:00pm
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League of Education Voters Webinar: Student Supports, an Integral Component of Basic Education

February 28, 2017
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Grassroots Organizations Join Forces for #WeChoose Campaign

Schott grantee Journey for Justice Alliance, in partnership with a national coalition representing parents, students, educators and activists nationwide, launched the #WeChoose campaign and coalition last week. The campaign, demanding education equity, seeks to combat school privatization, secure sustainable, high-quality community schools and end harmful zero-tolerance policies.
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Featured Grantee: Orleans Public Education Network

Education, Housing Key Parts of City’s Equity Initiatives

Nahliah Webber, director of Orleans Public Education Network, told Mid-City Neighborhood Organization members that a child’s home life impacts every part of their school life. “Children bring their communities with them in their backpacks,” she said. “So whatever is going on in their neighborhoods is with them, so we need to have a larger conversation about what’s going on around them and how to solve it.”
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News from the Schott Foundation

Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era

Less than 0.3% of philanthropic dollars go to Native groups. This fact was pointed out at Philanthropy New York’s event, “Invisible No More: Native Realities in a Post-Election Era,” by Schott Foundation Vice President of Programs and Advocacy Edgar Villanueva. The panelists discussed concerns of and hopes for philanthropy’s engagement with Native partners.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

Federal Education Policy and the Trump/DeVos Administration: What to Expect

Though neither Trump nor DeVos have any personal experience with public schools, both have expressed strong opinions on what needs to be done to improve them.

While the policy roadmap and priorities for the new administration have not been announced as of the publication of this memo from the Annenberg Institute for Social Reform at Brown University, communities can begin now to defend public education at every level – local, state, and federal.
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NYC's Bold Gamble: Spend Big on Impoverished Students' Social and Emotional Needs to Get Academic Gains

Where the Renewal school model works, it offers hope for other struggling schools in poor and disadvantaged neighborhoods, not just in New York, but nationally. The stakes have become extremely high. If the Renewal program succeeds, it could become a prototype for improvement elsewhere.
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Southern Education Foundation's New Racial Equity Leadership Network Accepting Applicants

The Southern Education Foundation is launching an innovative Racial Equity Leadership Network (RELN) to advance the capacity of district leaders committed to enduring equity-centered systems change as a solution to addressing racial, economic and academic disparities in districts across the South.
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Schools in the Nation’s Capital are Embarrassingly Segregated

A new report, written as part of the UCLA Civil Rights Project, highlights the persistent and pervasive patterns of school segregation in the nation’s capital. There has been slow and incremental progress on the issue of desegregation, although most schools are still isolated by race and class.
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