The OTL Campaign Blog

By Roxanne Longoria, Boston NAACP and Boston Youth Service Network
Tuesday January 27th, 2015

The Boston Public Schools District has over 83% students of color, yet only 37% of its teachers are teachers of color. Building on the committment of district officials to cultivate teacher diversity, BPS must do more to achieve the goal of having a teaching force that reflects the students and citizens of Boston. 

Friday January 23rd, 2015

As part of its annual Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy has outlined three ways Massachusetts can build on its already strong education system to better prepare students for school, support them while they're there, and help them make the transition to college or a career.

Thursday January 22nd, 2015

A new report from the Southern Education Foundation looks at the increasing number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch (a proxy for student poverty rates) and what that means for our nation's schools.

Wednesday January 21st, 2015

In the Alliance for Quality Education's State of Our Schools speech, Zakiyah Ansari takes NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to task for failing to fix persistent inequities in public school funding. Her call for fairness and opportunity in education could apply just as well to states across the country.

Thursday January 15th, 2015

In the past seven years, public schools in Mississippi have been shortchanged by more than $1.5 billion in funding. Now, state legislators are trying to cripple a voter initiative aimed at fixing that disparity. 

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Hundreds of education organizers protested at the NY State Capitol this week with Rev. William Barber, the minister leading the North Carolina Moral Monday movement, who gave a fiery speech demanding full, fair funding for the New York public schools. 

Friday January 9th, 2015

As part of its annual Quality Counts report, Education Week has released a special section grading states on their effort to expand pre-k and support our nation's youngest students and their teachers. It's a great resource for anyone interested in pushing for more and better access to early learning opportunities in their state. 

Friday January 9th, 2015

Start the new year off right by reading this piece from The Progressive highlighting the inspiring work of young organizers across the country and the many ways students are standing up and making their voices heard. In a debate about education and the welfare of our nation’s youngest members, sometimes it’s the students themselves who make the best teachers and who can show us what it really means to speak up and demand change. 

Friday January 9th, 2015

Ahead of local elections, the Philadelphia Coalition Advocating for Public Schools released a powerful platform that unites the funding issues facing the city’s struggling schools with the need for broader investments to support whole communities. 

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network
Thursday January 8th, 2015

Instead of relegating the New Year to more of the same, let’s resolve to make 2015 the year we work on the most important education issue of all. Despite the grim predictions coming from the Beltway, maybe 2015 can be the year that education equity gets the emphasis it deserves.

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