September 21, 2018

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#PhilanthropySoWhite: Challenging Structural Racism as White Leaders in Philanthropy

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October 10th • 6:00 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

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New Report Calculates Billions of Dollars of Public School Underfunding

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools recently released a groundbreaking new report on Title I and IDEA funding — how our most underserved children have systematically been denied the funds they need.

Based on data compiled for this report, between 2005 and 2017, public schools in the U.S. were under-funded by $580 billion in Title 1 and IDEA federal dollars alone—money that is targeted specifically to support 30 million of our most vulnerable students.

The only problem? It isn’t true, a new study confirms.
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New Report on Educational Racism in New York State

New report from the Alliance for Quality Education:
According to the New York State Education Department and the Board of Regents, and based on current law, the state owes school districts $4.2 billion in Foundation Aid.

Two thirds of the districts in New York State are still owed Foundation Aid. By contrast, 100 percent of high needs school districts with majority Black and Latino students are owed Foundation Aid. Read more >

Broad Support Emerges for Full-Service Community Schools in Minneapolis

The mayor of Minneapolis had just indicated his willingness to support bringing wrap-around services to the city’s most marginalized schools as a way to boost student achievement. Mayor Frey’s announcement stands in stark contrast to moves made by the city’s previous civic leaders, who often publicly threw their weight behind market-based education reform efforts.
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We All Deserve a Vote

Signs warning students not to drink the water have long served as a grim reminder about the reality of Baltimore school buildings’ conditions. The majority of schools in the city have relied on bottled water for a decade, following revelations about lead contamination that forced officials to ban drinking out of water fountains or sinks.
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WKKF Community Leadership Network Now Accepting Applications

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is now accepting applications for the WKKF Community Leadership Network. CCL is looking for diverse candidates who demonstrate high-potential to be a transformational leader, and are at a pivotal moment in their careers to benefit from this type of fellowship program.
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Charter School Corruption Is Changing Education Policy And Politics

After years of credible reporting on the rampant corruption in the charter school industry, the schools are now drawing more scrutiny from state lawmakers and regulators, and political candidates are making negative stories about charters a contentious issue in the upcoming November midterm elections.
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