The OTL Campaign Blog

Thursday February 13th, 2014

A new report details how New Jersey's fair school funding system, which dedicates more resources towards lower-income students, has helped the state beat out New York and become a model for ensuring equity and opportunity in education.

Wednesday February 12th, 2014

A new report shows that despite all the attention early education is getting from national and state policymakers, it still lacks the investments needed to build a robust system that serves all children. 

Monday February 10th, 2014

OTL allies in Massachusetts played a huge role in passing a 2012 law known as Chapter 222 that required schools to provide educational resources to suspended students. Now, these same allies are playing a role in drafting state guidelines to help schools implement the new law.

Monday February 10th, 2014

In 2007, New York State adopted but failed to implement a fair school funding formula. A report from Alliance for Quality Education shows the gaps between what schools need and what the state is actually providing in aid.

Friday February 7th, 2014

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you like our infographics on school closures, don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice.

Thursday February 6th, 2014

What does "fair" school funding look like? A new report measures whether states are funding their schools fairly and how hard they're trying.

Wednesday February 5th, 2014

You can't improve a school by closing it. Here's what you can do instead. This is the final part of the OTL Campaign's infographic series on the issue of mass school closures.

Tuesday February 4th, 2014

On February 1, the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change led a citywide assembly to talk about education in Philadelphia and what students can do to protect and fight for their public schools.

Tuesday February 4th, 2014

A new report from the Civil Rights Project shines a light on the educational experiences of young Latinas and how parents, teachers and schools can encourage more of them to stay in school and continue on to college.

Thursday January 30th, 2014

Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this week’s State of the Union address. President Obama rightfully pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and extended unemployment insurance as immediate steps that can be taken to help Americans right away.

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