The OTL Campaign's official blog
Wednesday April 16th, 2014

After years of organizing work, advocates in Colorado won statewide school discipline reform in 2012. Padres & Jovenes Unidos, the leading voice behind the new law, has released a report card detailing the law's success during its first year. 

Tuesday April 15th, 2014

Philadelphia student group Youth United for Change has launched a campaign to identify some 600 students who "went missing" in the wake of the city's mass school closures last year.

Monday April 14th, 2014

At the Community Schools National Forum in Cincinnati last week, top educators from the US and abroad learned about a powerful new model for supporting all students and improving our nation's schools. Check out pictures and video from the event!

Thursday April 3rd, 2014

How do we fund schools fairly and equitably for all children? And how can advocates and organizers lead the way? Join us for two upcoming webinars on April 22 and May 7!

Thursday April 3rd, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released data from all of the nation's 97,000 public schools, offering the most complete snapshot of educational opportunity in America and shining a light on the deep inequities in access to resources like pre-k, college counselors, advanced courses and experienced teachers. 

Tuesday April 1st, 2014

This year's budget battle in New York State produced a mix of victories and setbacks for public education advocates. The Alliance for Quality Education published a fact sheet to explain how the funding increases, pre-k expansion and charter school supports will impact the fight for high quality education in the state.

Monday March 31st, 2014

On March 27, advocates in NJ rallied to protest the market-based reform policies that are hurting their public schools and to demand a new approach to supporting and improving the state's education system.

Monday March 31st, 2014

Students from the Boston Student Advisory Council, Youth and Board, and Boston-area Youth Organizing Project are playing an active role in helping the city select its next superintendent. Hear what they have to say in this great new video!

Friday March 21st, 2014

This new toolkit aims to help educators better understand what restorative practices are and how they foster safe learning environments and positive school discipline through community building and constructive conflict resolution. Don't miss the accompanying infographic!

Friday March 21st, 2014

Organizers in Philadelphia are gearing up to make this year's race for Pennsylvania governor all about fair school funding. On March 29, they will launch a seven-month effort to get 25,000 registered voters to sign a pledge to vote for candidates committed to supporting public schools.