July 27, 2018

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Schott Vice President Edgar Villanueva Interviewed on Laura Flanders Show

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EPIP 2018 National Conference
July 30 - Aug 1 • Atlanta, GA

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Money for Our Movements Conference
July 27-29 • Atlanta, GA

Featuring a Keynote by Schott Vice President Edgar Villanueva
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No, Private Schools Aren’t Better at Educating Kids than Public Schools. Why this New Study Matters.

Despite evidence showing otherwise, it remains conventional wisdom in many parts of the education world that private schools do a better job of educating students, with superior standardized test scores and outcomes. It is one of the claims that some supporters of school choice make in arguing that the public should pay for private school education.

The only problem? It isn’t true, a new study confirms.
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News from Schott Foundation

Family Separation in America Goes Beyond Immigration Policy

The issue of family separation has grabbed national headlines and public attention, as we have all witnessed the adoption and subsequent resistance against inhumane immigration policy. We must continue to stand with our brothers and sisters from other nations that are fighting for their human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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Grantee Spotlight: Education Week

Ready for a Shooter? 1 in 5 School Police Say No

One in five school police officers say their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, according to a nationally representative survey of school resource officers conducted by the Education Week Research Center. And some school police report they haven't been adequately trained to work in schools. Some also say their schools don't set limits on their role in student discipline, which civil rights groups say is necessary to protect the rights of students.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

Don’t Believe Reports that New Orleans is Regaining Control of its Schools

Prominent pundits in outlets like the New York Times and The 74 have been reporting that the state of Louisiana has returned control of New Orleans charter schools to a locally elected school board, and that they are thus accountable to the city’s residents.

But citizens in New Orleans will tell you: that’s not the case.
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A Charter School’s Explanation for Banning Durags Is Worse Than the Ban

When the KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate charter school recently faced backlash from its student body over the school’s policy banning the durag, typically worn by black male students, Dean of Students and School Culture Shauna-Kaye Clarke defended the policy by calling durags "a direct component of the school to prison pipeline."
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New Mexico School Funding Found Unconstitutional

In a major victory for New Mexico public school children, the district court, in a July 20 ruling, found that inadequate school funding violates the education article of New Mexico’s constitution, as well as violating the constitutional equal protection and due process rights of economically disadvantaged students, English Language Learners and Native American students.
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As School Discipline Disparities Worsen, Illinois Has Yet to Require Reforms

The Illinois State Board of Education redacts the race and ethnicity of nearly all students who’ve been suspended or expelled, so parents and school communities can’t see what’s happening in their local districts. On top of that, the state board hasn’t required districts with the consistently highest suspension and expulsion rates to make any changes.
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