The OTL Campaign Blog

Tuesday January 28th, 2014

66 percent of all fouth-graders, and 80 percent of fourth-graders from low-income families, are not reading at grade level.  

Tuesday January 28th, 2014

Students from Oakland, CA, participate in a restorative justice circle in their classroom a show how school discipline reform can foster strong, supportive school communities.

Friday January 24th, 2014

At a recent rally for fair school funding in New York State, students gave powerful testimony in front of 1,500 protesters gathered at the state capitol. Watch some of the video clips and be inspired!

By Tom Beebe, Opportunity to Learn - Wisconsin
Friday January 24th, 2014

Policymakers in Wisconsin should use the projected budget surplus $900 million to invest in schools and students and make up for years of budget cuts.

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014

School closures are both a symptom and a cause of perpetuated inequality, and they leave students of color and those in low-income families without access to the educational resources they deserve. Here is how the Cycle of School Closures works.

Tuesday January 21st, 2014

Maria Fernandez, coordinator for the Urban Youth Collaborative, wrote a Letter to the Editor for the New York Times about what NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio can do to end harsh school discipline.

Friday January 17th, 2014

PA Gov. Corbett was set to visit Central High School in Philadelphia, but made a last minute schedule change. The students, teachers and parents who planned to protest his visit are calling it a victory.

Friday January 17th, 2014

Education organizers in Arkansas held a press conference at the state capitol highlighting the improvement Arkansas schools have made over the past decade and how additional reforms like pre-k and afterschool programs can help all students succeed.

Friday January 17th, 2014

Following a Town Hall event that was part of the Deceber 9 National Day of Action, student organizers in Boston met with Mayor Marty Walsh to present solutions for improving the city's schools.

Thursday January 16th, 2014

In an op-ed for the New York Times, David Sciarra, Executive Director of the Education Law Center, shows how a Kansas lawsuit over the state's failure to adequately fund its public schools is part of a national pattern of budget cuts and inequity in education.

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