The OTL Campaign Blog

Dignity in Schools Campaign
Tuesday October 21st, 2014

With over 100 events in 52 cities hosted by more than 70 organizations, this year's National Week of Action Against School Pushout was the biggest yet! Get inspired by reading some of this year's highlights and join the movement for school discipline reform.

Cassie Schwerner, Schott Foundation for Public Education
Wednesday October 15th, 2014

On October 3rd and 4th I had the great honor to attend the 3rd annual Arkansas OTL Summit. Arkansas' organizers and advocates really know how to put on a show!

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

Philadelphia's schools are under attack. Teachers and community members need your help. Take and share a "solidarity selfie" to show your support!

Tuesday October 14th, 2014

Over 40 organizations helped launch The Campaign for Fair Education Funding, which is pushing for Pennsylvania to adopt a fair, sustainable funding system for the state's schools. Learn more about the campaign at

Wednesday October 8th, 2014

After collecting more than 188,000 signatures, organizers in Mississippi have won a place on the state's November 2015 ballot for a fair school funding initiative.

Tuesday October 7th, 2014

"The havoc wreaked by so-called education reform has had the upside of crystallizing a movement of parents, teachers, school staffers and kids who are fighting for education justice."

Monday October 6th, 2014

As part of an ongoing series of reports on school climate, the Alliance for Excellent Education partnered with the Opportunity to Learn Campaign to produce a guide on how our nation, states and cities can recruit, train and support the best teachers and get one at the front of every classroom.

Friday October 3rd, 2014

A new report from The Children's Aid Society and The New School shows the best way to bring NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision of 100 community schools to the city's students and their families.

Thursday October 2nd, 2014

The national movement for school discipline reform has been growing rapidly in recent years, and especially so in California. This week, California became the first state to ban suspensions for "willful defiance" for K-3 students.

Tuesday September 30th, 2014

Too many hardworking, talented students in our nation don't have access to college counselors in their schools. But thanks to the organizing work of some New York City students, the City Council's Committee on Education is putting access to school counselors front and center.