September 8, 2017

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  Schott Webinar:
How Do You Build Inclusive Leadership in Philanthropy?
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Boston City Council Hearing on Girls of Color
Featuring the National Black Women's Justice Institute
Monday, September 11, 2017
4:30 pm EDT

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 Film Premiere & Roundtable with Matt Damon:
Backpack Full of Cash

September 13, Boston, MA

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 Neighborhood Funders
Group Webinar:
Native Communities, Policing, and Mass Criminalization
September 25, 1:00pm EST

Moderated by Schott Foundation's Edgar Villanueva
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Raise UP Massachusetts:
Signature Collection Trainings

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News from the Schott Foundation

Schott Foundation Grantmaking Tops $38 Million

Since its founding the Schott Foundation for Public Education has contributed more than $38 million through 931 grants to organizations fighting for fair and just schools and improved outcomes for students of color. As we transition to a public fund, we look back at 25 years of progress. Read more >

Webinar Next Week: The Promise of Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 2:00pm EDT
The Schott Foundation for Public Education is proud to present the next installment in a two-part webinar series highlighting 21st Century Inclusive Leadership in Philanthropy. Part two of the conversation will focus on the benefits of inclusive leadership and the influence of this practice on direct reports.
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Grantee Spotlight: Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

Arkansas Advocates warns ARKids at risk if CHIP funding not renewed by deadline

Together, CHIP and Medicaid provide health insurance for half the kids in the state. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families warns that CHIP funding will run out on September 30 if not renewed: "A failure to renew CHIP would hurt kids and families in Arkansas and across the U.S."
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

As States Seek to Reduce Suspensions, Schools Look for Ways to Handle Discipline

Efforts to find alternative consequences have increased in recent years in an effort to reduce the racial gaps that exist in school discipline practices. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released data showing that black students are three times more likely to be suspended or expelled than white students.
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The Department of Justice is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools

Six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, federal judges and officials rarely check to see if districts are obeying their orders to desegregate — and in many cases, schools in districts with a history of discrimination against black children have actually grown more segregated under federal supervision. And when the judges do step in, they’ve often sided with the districts where school segregation is getting worse.
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Minority Students Still Missing Out on Special Education, New Analysis Says

Black and Hispanic children, as well as children of other races, are enrolled in special education at rates significantly lower than those of their white peers.
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Strong Collaborative Relationships for Strong Community Schools

This new brief by the National Education Policy Center examines research on educational leadership and the importance—for school climate, student learning and relations—of strong collaborative relationships between community partners, teachers and school leaders.
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