June 18, 2016

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Sign up for Updates



One student's quest for students to play a bigger role in their education
Watch the video >


Connect with advocates for quality public education across the country.

Send us success stories, information to share, grassroots mobilizing stories, policy ideas and other news.

Forward this newsletter to your networks and urge them to subscribe.

New Infographic: Empowering Trans Students with Super Powers

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 >

Featured Grantee:
Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center

The Effects of Skewed Growth on Household Incomes

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 >

News and Resources from the OTL Network

New Report: Does Money Matter in Education?

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 >

Boston Public School Students Take Over District's Budget Forum

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 >

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School

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 >

Webinar: Digital for Youth Power: How to use digital to recruit and move people to action

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 PM EST

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 >

Please forward this newsletter and tell others to sign up for updates.

Schott Foundation for Public Education
675 Massachusetts Avenue, 8th Floor | Cambridge, MA 02139
www.schottfoundation.org | info@schottfoundation.org | 617-876-7700
Privacy Policy | Email Preferences