September 7, 2018

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Personal Statement film trailer:

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Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out
Book Launch

September 11 • Washington, DC

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TRANSformational Grantmaking: Understanding Gender Identity to Increase Impact
September 13, 9am • New York

Panel featuring Schott VP Edgar Villanueva
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Southern California Grantmakers
September 17 • Los Angeles

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News from Schott Foundation

Former Schott Foundation Board Member Andrew Gillum Selected to be Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor

Schott President & CEO Dr. John H. Jackson:
"The media called it an upset victory, and certainly the results defied the experts and pundits. But I’ve known Andrew Gillum for close to two decades, as a friend, staunch advocate for an opportunity to learn for all students and ultimately as a colleague as a member of the Schott Foundation Board of Directors. Defying the odds is what Andrew does."
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"We as students get to tell our story" — at the Premiere of "Personal Statement"

"I recently had the honor of attending the premiere of Personal Statement, a film by Julie Dressner and co-directed by Edwin Martinez that follows three high school seniors who were trained to support their peers through the college application process — while applying to college themselves."
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

How Many Baltimore Public Schools Have Water Fountains that are Safe to Use?

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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What Spurred a 98% Strike Vote by LA Teachers? Plutocrats Pushing Charter Schools

Teachers are growing increasingly alarmed at a small clique of billionaires that has won considerable sway over the L.A. school board and is aggressively promoting charter schools as a replacement for public education. In a stunning display of solidarity, 98 percent of some 28,000 union members voted to authorize strike action.
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Georgia School Brings Back Paddling Policy to Discipline Students

A Georgia charter school is planning to use corporal punishment to discipline students. Georgia School for Innovation and Classics sent letters home to parents asking their permission to paddle their children, and about 100 parents have returned the forms. If parents do not consent to paddling, their students still are disciplined with a five-day suspension.
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School Discipline is Racist Enough for Black Students Like Me. Arming Teachers will Make it Worse.

Arrests, suspensions and expulsions fuel the “school-to-prison pipeline” directly and indirectly, and students of color are disproportionately impacted at every point in the pipeline, resulting in devastating and far-reaching impacts. So what will happen when our teachers are armed?
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