March 8, 2018

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National Education Policy Center:
Schools of Opportunity

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Rethink Youth Organizing Fundraiser & Trainings
March 22-24, 2018

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Winning the Race Conference
Delta State University

March 26-27, 2018

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Schott Webinar:
A Challenge to Philanthropy:
Expand Opportunities for
Native Youth

March 27, 2018

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Girls For Gender Equity
15th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Journey for Justice Alliance National Conference
May 18-20, 2018 - Chicago

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Schott Foundation News

Public School Students Continue to Lead the Nation to a Better Place

by Dr. John H. Jackson, President & CEO, Schott Foundation
Despite the contrived false narrative of failing students and schools, the nation’s public school students are once again leading the nation to a more just society and a stronger democracy. During the civil rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s it was public school students walking out of schools, sitting at lunch counters, and marching on Washington that shaped the civil rights movement.
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Grantee Spotlight

Webinar Series: The Safe & Supportive Schools All Children Deserve

Please join the Schott Foundation and Communities for Just Schools Fund for a series of three webinars that take a holistic approach to the problems of classroom safety, policing, and the school-to-prison pipeline — and how they interact with larger systemic inequities surrounding race, gender, sexuality and class. Every child deserves a safe and supportive learning environment: the presenters below will show us how we can get there.
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Protecting the Safety, Wellbeing and Opportunity to Learn for Black Girls

Reproductive Justice is Restorative Justice: Expanding the School Discipline Frame

Be Her Resource: School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

The Loving Cities Index

Schott recently released a groundbreaking new report — measuring the level of supports provided by 10 cities to ensure their children have the opportunity to learn and succeed.

What makes the Loving Cities Index unique is that it reaches beyond schools to also measure vitally important community factors, including affordable housing, healthy food, mental health access, livable wages, and public transportation.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

A 'Forgotten History' of How the U.S. Government Segregated America

NPR interviewed author Richard Rothstein on his new book, The Color of Law. The book examines the history of local, state and federal housing policies that mandated segregation as well as their continuing effects.

Due to the local nature of our public school system, segregation in housing only exacerbated segregation in schooling — which is why Schott highlighted the book in our new Loving Cities report.
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Buffalo: Our Community’s Commitment to Children

Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, President & CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo:

"Our community’s current collaborative efforts to provide equitable opportunities for all are attracting the attention of national funders looking to invest in accelerating our work. Recently, the Schott Foundation for Public Education, a national education justice fund committed to equity and opportunity in public education, profiled Buffalo in its Loving Cities Index."
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West Virginia Teachers Are Resurrecting the State’s Rich History of Labor Activism

Schools, like coal mines, are generational employers and, in Appalachia, labor struggles seem inherited, too. Who is leading one of the most significant grassroots labor movements of our time? Teachers who are the daughters and granddaughters of coal miners. They would like you to know they understand their history.
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