Black students in Arkansas schools are more likely to be suspended and receive corporal punishment than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), a member of the AR OTL Campaign.
After twelve years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City schools have become a disturbing poster-child for the punitive use and abuse of high-stakes tests. New Yorkers for Great Public Schools (NY-GPS) charts a new direction in both testing and accountability that will improve schools, rather than punish or sanction them. The recommendations include: alternative assessments for student learning and school progress, testing as diagnosis to create a school improvement infrastructure, an overhaul of single-test admissions.
The Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), an OTL ally, is hosting an end of the year celebration next week on June 27th from 5-8 PM. Come celebarte BYOP's victories and discover what this great group has been up to over the past year! See the flyer below for details. Please email BYOP's office manager Lacresha Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend!
Diverse Education Network Rejects 30 Years of Failed Policy,
Calls for New Direction Based on Research, Equity & Supports
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This op-ed originally appeared in Catalyst Chicago. Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) is an OTL ally working in Chicago.
Philadelphia public schools are facing a "doomsday" budget next year after the School Reform Commission (SRC) approved drastic cuts that leave the district with a $304 million shortfall.
The Arkansas OTL Campaign has had an eventful past year and has drawn wide attention to a variety of education issues from fair funding to school discipline. A report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), an AR OTL member, details the impact and success advocates have had in pushing for systemic change and opportunity for all.
The Arkansas OTL Campaign has had an eventful first year and has drawn wide attention to a variety of education issues from fair funding to school discipline. A report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), an AR OTL member, details the impact and success advocates have had in pushing for systemic change and opportunity for all.
Chicago education officials will vote today on the fate of 54 public schools slated for closure. The vote comes after several weeks of inspiring actions, including city-wide student walkouts, teacher-led marches, and even the filing of federal lawsuits.
Today is the 59th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Almost six decades later, students, parents, teachers and advocates across the country are still fighting against education policies that leave students of color and low-income students deprived of the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.