Massachusetts

Gina Womack: How to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children, is speaking tonight at Wheelock College in Boston about how to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

If you live in the Boston area, you should come see Gina Womack, Executive Director of Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), speak tonight at Wheelock College about how to end the school-to-prison pipeline. FFLIC is a leading voice in the South for children, particularly those in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. 

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Students Speak Out Against Harsh Discipline

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

Over 350 students raised their voices against harsh school discipline policies at the third annual Listening Project in Boston. The event was hosted by the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and other members of the YOUNG Coalition including the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project and Youth on Board. 

Hear Diane Ravitch Speak in Cambridge on Oct. 24

OTL ally Citizens for Public Schools will be hosting renowned education historian Diane Ravitch in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 24th – get your tickets today!

OTL ally Citizens for Public Schools will be hosting renowned education historian Diane Ravitch in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 24th. The event is part of a book tour for Ravitch's new book, Reign of Error, which is a must read for education advocates and organizers. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Boston Youth Organizers Hosting Oct. 3 Listening Project

Youth organizers in Boston are hosting an Oct. 3rd Listening Project on school discipline. Share your views with them at Forest Hills, Ruggles, Roxbury Crossing, Jackson, and Ashmont MBTA stations.

Youth organizers in Boston are hosting an Oct. 3rd Listening Project on school discipline. Share your views with them at Forest Hills, Ruggles, Roxbury Crossing, Jackson, and Ashmont MBTA stations.

Boston Takes the Lead in MA Discipline Reform

There's a new victory in the fight to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Last week, the Boston School Committee adopted an entirely new Code of Conduct by unanimous vote that centers on alternative and supportive discipline practices. 

Just over one year ago, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed the Chapter 222 legislation, a school discipline reform law requiring districts to revise their Codes of Conduct to issue suspensions and expulsions only as a last resort. Last week, Boston Public Schools (BPS) became the first district in the state to adopt a new Ch.

Twitter, Facebook, and Education in the Boston Mayoral Race

As Boston prepares to elect a new mayor this fall, education advocates and organizers need to put equity and access to quality public schools front and center in the mayoral debates. Here are candidates' social media handles so you can contact them directly and ask them how they plan to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn.

6 Questions for Boston's Next Mayor

As Boston prepares to elect a new mayor this fall, education advocates and organizers need to put equity and access to quality public schools front and center in the mayoral debates. Here are the 6 questions every Bostonian should ask the candidates about their education policies.

Six Questions to Ask Boston's Next Mayor

Introducing Boston Truth, the City's New Education Coalition

On Wednesday, August 21 a new coalition of students, parents and educators known as “Boston Truth” hosted its kickoff event at the First Parish Church in Dorchester. The group, which contains many grassroots OTL allies, is dedicated to promoting educational justice and equity at a time when Boston is facing major changes in its education landscape.

New Education Coalition Launched in Boston!

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Student Voice Matters - Add your photo to this new project by Boston youth organizers!

The Student Voice Photo Booth is a picture-based project where students make signs explaining why their voice is important in the education debate, snap a picture of themselves with the signs, and then upload and share the pictures online. Add yours!

Student organizers from the Boston-based Youth on Board (YOB) and Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) have launched an exciting new website and project - and they want you to join in! The Student Voice Photo Booth is a picture-based project where students make signs explaining why their voice is important in the education debate, snap a picture of themselves with the signs, and then upload and share the pictures online. 

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