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.
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.
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.
New Education Coalition Launched in Boston!
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.
The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
Jane E. Tewksbury is Executive Director of Thrive in 5, a public-private partnership of the City of Boston and United Way. Dr. John H. Jackson is President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education
To secure our first in the nation position as a leader in education for generations to come, Massachusetts must make targeted investments now to support our youngest learners.