The OTL Campaign Blog

Friday March 21st, 2014

This new toolkit aims to help educators better understand what restorative practices are and how they foster safe learning environments and positive school discipline through community building and constructive conflict resolution. Don't miss the accompanying infographic!

Friday March 21st, 2014

Organizers in Philadelphia are gearing up to make this year's race for Pennsylvania governor all about fair school funding. On March 29, they will launch a seven-month effort to get 25,000 registered voters to sign a pledge to vote for candidates committed to supporting public schools.

Friday March 21st, 2014

From protests to rallies to statewide actions, it's been an eventful winter for OTL allies in New York State. Here's a run down of the some of the inspiring events organizers have led to support their public schools and defend every student's right to resources like pre-k and fair school funding.

Friday March 21st, 2014

OTL allies in Arkansas came close to securing more funding for the state's pre-k program this year, but unfortunately will have to try again in the next budget season. Despite the nationwide push to expand pre-k access, AR legislators instead put more funding towards expanding the state's prison system.

By Jeff Bryant, Education Opportunity Network
Thursday March 6th, 2014

Teachers, parents, and students are speaking out against the extraordinary emphasis on standardized testing that has become the bedrock of the nation’s education policies. They are questionining the whole idea that teaching and learning can be expressed and judged solely in numbers and rankings, which seems to be a forgone conclusion to policy makers and economists.

Tuesday March 4th, 2014

Parents, students and teachers at two Chicago public schools are taking a brave stand against the overuse of standardized testing.

Monday March 3rd, 2014

In February, the Alliance for Quality Education and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity visited 14 school districts across New York to document deficiencies in educational resources resulting from the state’s failure to meet its obligations under the New York State Constitution.

Wednesday February 26th, 2014

In May 2013, we launched a series of infographics exposing the harmful effects of mass school closures — here they are all in one printable PDF. 

Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Following on the heels of Los Angeles, San Francisco has become the second California school dictrict to ban suspension for 'willful defiance'.

Friday February 21st, 2014

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity are launching a statewide tour next week to document the disastrous impact of inequitable school funding. Check out the tour dates and locations and join the tour on Twitter with hashtag #CFETour.

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