May 19, 2017

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Celebrating the Struggle for Education Justice at the Schott 25th Anniversary Awards Gala

More than two decades after the Schott Foundation’s founding, we remain committed to helping build the education justice movement and institutionalize the solutions that provide all students with a fair and substantive opportunity to learn.

On May 11th, education advocates, organizers, and funders from across the country joined us in New York City to honor the tireless work of the evening's awardees and celebrate our 25th anniversary!
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"The Battle for Public Education is Personal, Historical, Legal, and Moral."

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Schott Foundation 25th Anniversary Awards Gala, and his acceptance speech brought the crowd to their feet and quickly went viral.
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Breaking Down Silos at Schott's 25th Anniversary Forum

The Schott Foundation's 25th Anniversary Forum was a half-day event that brought together a packed room of advocates, organizers, and funders from across the field of education justice. The Forum was built around two panels: one with foundation presidents, the other with advocacy, policy and public sector leaders, followed by an interactive dialogue.
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Telling Our Story at 25

To commemorate our 25th anniversary, we’ve just published "Resourcing Movements: Philanthropy and Advocacy Partnerships to Secure the Opportunity to Learn." The guide chronicles the impact that can be made when individuals with a strong philanthropic commitment collaborate with parents, students, educators, and other philanthropic partners to yield social justice outcomes.
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Schott Foundation in the News

The War on Black Girls' Hair in Charter and Private Schools

Hair is an integral part of black cultural expression, but it has little to do with educational development, says John H. Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation. His response, highlighted in recent media reports, was a sharp dressing-down of a charter school in Malden, Mass., that disciplined African American girls who wore braided hair extensions to school. Read more >

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