Now more than ever, we must empower transgender students in our public schools with the tools they need to learn and thrive. Schott and the Arcus Foundation teamed up with our Massachusetts grantee BAGLY to identify several key ways that students, educators, and schools can help make our public education system more safe and supportive of trans students. Learn more >
Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center
A new fact sheet from MassBudget shows that had incomes for people at all income levels continued to grow in line with overall income growth from 1979 through 2013, 90 percent of Massachusetts households would have substantially higher incomes today. This disparity impacts revenue collection and our ability to invest in education, transportation and more. Read more >
A new report by the National Education Policy Center finds that despite claims to the contrary, adequate and equitable funding is necessary for schools to improve their performance – especially schools serving children living in poverty. Read more >
A recent public forum on the BPS annual budget became an inspiring lesson in civic activism, with attending students making their voices heard and asking tough questions of the Superintendent, and at one point asking all the adults to leave the space while students strategized. Read more >
Data from the U.S. Department of Education paints a picture of vast educational inequalities based on students’ skin color and disability status, with only a few bright spots. Specifically, while student suspension rates appear to have dropped 20 percent since the last time data was collected in 2011-2012, stark racial inequities persist in terms of which students receive this punishment. Read more >
The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing will hold the eighth webinar as part of their Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field. Learn more and RSVP >
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