The OTL Campaign Blog

Tuesday May 13th, 2014

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, our nation's public schools are still separate and still unequal. On May 13, parents, students, educators and community members will rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court to demand that policymakers recommit to the vision of equity and opportunity embodied in the Brown decision.

Monday May 5th, 2014

A new state policy guide from the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign and Opportunity Action gives state policymakers a blueprint for developing better-coordinated, early support systems.

Monday April 28th, 2014

Join the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools for a National Week of Action May 13-17 to mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Parents, students, educators and community members are organizing actions across the country to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve.

Friday April 25th, 2014

A "gag order" in New York's contract with test-making giant Pearson bars teachers from talking publicly about mistakes they find on state tests. The American Federation of Teachers has launched a petition asking Pearson to remove the gag order from current and future contracts. Sign on!

Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

Dozens of Newark clergy members submitted a powerful letter to NJ Gov. Chris Christie calling for a moratorium on the proposed reforms and for meaningful community input moving forward.

Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

A new policy guide released today details how school board members can lead the way in securing a high quality education for each and every student in their district.

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!

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