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Like Our Infographics? Watch Journey for Justice in Action

Posted on: Friday February 7th, 2014

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you like our infographics on school closures, don't miss this video from our grassroots ally Journey for Justice.

Parents, students and teachers across the country are fighting for equitable school resources, community solutions and an end to mass school closures. If you've been following our series of infographics on school closures, you know that closures disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income families.

Is School Funding Fair in Your State?

Posted on: Thursday February 6th, 2014

What does "fair" school funding look like? What is it exactly that education advocates and organizers are calling for when they rally at state capitols demanding more money for their schools? 

New Infographic: Alternatives to School Closures

Posted on: Wednesday February 5th, 2014

You can't improve a school by closing it. Here's what you can do instead. This is the final part of the OTL Campaign's infographic series on the issue of mass school closures.

Public schools are the heart of every community, a place where the next generation of doctors, engineers, writers and artists learn and grow. They are where parents, teachers and community members come together to support their children and invest in their futures.

Philly Students Lead Citywide Assembly on Education

Posted on: Tuesday February 4th, 2014

On February 1, the Philadelphia Student Union and Youth United for Change led a citywide assembly to talk about education in Philadelphia and what students can do to protect and fight for their public schools.

On February 1, youth leaders with the Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) and Youth United for Change led a citywide assembly to talk about education in Philadelphia and what students can do to protect and fight for their public schools. 

"Making Education Work for Latinas"

Posted on: Tuesday February 4th, 2014

A new report from the Civil Rights Project shines a light on the educational experiences of young Latinas and how parents, teachers and schools can encourage more of them to stay in school and continue on to college.

In an education debate that often focuses on young men, the particular challenges that young women face can often be ignored.

Making Education Work for Latinas

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2014-02-04
Author: 
Dr. Patricia Gandara
Organization: 
The Civil Rights Project
Type: 
Report
Category: 
Equitable instructional materials and policies

From the Civil Rights Project: "Although Latinas complete college at almost twice the rate as their male counterparts, they trail all other women by significant percentages. The fact that two-thirds of Latinas come from low-income families and that many people continue to hold negative stereotypes about Latinas result in unique challenges for these young women. This student found a number of important levels for improving educational outcomes for Latinas that suggest potential actionable policies." Click below for the summary and recommendations and click here for the full report. 

Reclaim the Promise! Day of Action Recap

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2014-02-03

On December 9, 2013, parents, students, teachers and community members from over 60 cities across the country participated in the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.

On December 9, parents, students, teachers and community members from over 60 cities across the country participated in the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education. This is what happens when an education movement unites: 

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Obama's Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

Posted on: Thursday January 30th, 2014

Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this week’s State of the Union address. President Obama rightfully pushed for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, and extended unemployment insurance as immediate steps that can be taken to help Americans right away.

The Schott Foundation for Public Education, the OTL Campaign's parent organization, released the below State of the Union response.

Dream Defenders Deliver 2014 State of the Youth Address

Posted on: Thursday January 30th, 2014

Phillip Agnew, Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, delivers the first State of the Youth Address, outlining the social justice priorities of a generation of young voters and organizers.

Stop what you're doing and watch this video right now.

Phillip Agnew, Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, delivers the first State of the Youth Address, outlining the social justice priorities of a generation of young voters and organizers. 

Dream Defenders: 2014 State of the Youth Address

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2014-01-30

Phil Agnew, Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, delivers the first State of the Youth Address, outlining the social justice priorities of millions of young voters and organizers.

Phil Agnew, Executive Director of the Dream Defenders, delivers the first State of the Youth Address, outlining the social justice priorities of millions of young voters and organizers.

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