The OTL Campaign Blog

Friday November 1st, 2013

A roadmap from the Campaign for Education Equity and Center for Children's Initiatives lays out how New York can fund and expand pre-k for all three- and four-year-olds over the next eight years.

Thursday October 31st, 2013

In a recent segment, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin referred to an OTL Campaign infographic showing the disparate impact of school closures on students of color and students from low-income families. He also highlighted the work of organizers in Philly fighting for their public schools.

Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Stephanie Alvarado, a youth leader with Voices of Youth in Chicago Education and the Southwest Organizing Project, is one of six Latino/a students featured in a new PBS documentary about the dropout crisis and its effect on low-income students of color.

Tuesday October 29th, 2013

Join OTL allies from across New York for the Alliance for Quality Education's Education Action Summit on Nov. 20 in Albany! The event will include a day of trainings and workshops, and the kickoff of AQE's No More Excuses Campaign:

Friday October 25th, 2013

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is hosting a Policy Café in Arkadelphia on Nov. 6. Policy cafés are a self-guided mini-conference where participants can choose from discussions that center around issues that impact children and families in Arkansas. Register today!

Thursday October 24th, 2013

A new report from the Southern Education Foundation finds that for the first time in four decades, a majority of children in 17 states, including most of the South and several Western states, are living in poverty.

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

Over 350 students raised their voices against harsh school discipline policies at the third annual Listening Project in Boston.

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

Over 60 organizations from 22 states joined the Dignity in Schools Campaign for its Fourth Annual National Week of Action. During “Push Back Against School Pushout” students, parents, teachers and advocates demanded an end to school discipline policies that push students out of school and down a pipeline to prison and low-wage jobs.

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

The Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) launched its new Get Us to College Campaign this week on the steps of New York City Hall. Students, parents and several City Council Members spoke in support of proven strategies that encourage students to go to college and help them navigate the application process.

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

A new brief from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families shows the importance of school facilities in a child's education and how fixing disparities can help all students succeed.

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