Last week was exciting at Schott—it marked the official release of Decolonizing Wealth, the provocative new book by Edgar Villanueva, Schott’s Vice President of Programs and Advocacy. It’s in bookstores nationwide—and is deservedly garnering wide attention, spurring candid assessments and dialogue within philanthropy. Learn more >
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The community schools model holds at its core both research-proven methods and hard-won local insight from community members about what is most needed locally, which is what makes it a powerful evidence-based equity strategy! The Partnership for the Future of Learning recently released a “Community Schools Playbook,” a comprehensive step-by-step guide for those looking to promote and build community schools. Learn more & register >
The Schott Foundation for Public Education has partnered with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in a multi-city effort to support positive school climates for students of color. The initiative, funded by a one-year $2,000,000 partnership grant from the Kellogg Foundation, includes efforts to reform harsh, ineffective school discipline policies and improve school climates so that all students feel safe, healthy and ready to learn. Learn more >
Parents, students, teachers and other members of the nationwide Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) are gearing up for a week of action, amplifying the call to replace school police and zero-tolerance discipline policies with approaches that build positive school climates and keep students in the classroom. From October 20th to 28th, DSC members in more than 20 states are holding events as part of our 9th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout. Learn more & find events near you >
114,659 of New York's public school students is homeless, bouncing from shelters to relatives' beds: homelessness is a predictor of poor academic performance for all the obvious reasons, including very long commutes to school (some students' families have ended up at shelters that are two boroughs away from their schools). It's the largest number and proportion of homeless students in the history of homelessness statistics for the New York school system. Learn more >