November 2, 2017

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"We Cannot Win This Alone":
Building National Movements for
Racial Justice in Education

Leaders from the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, Journey for Justice Alliance and Dignity in Schools Campaign came together to discuss organizing for racial and educational justice in today's political climate, and how movements can win when they build grassroots power from the bottom-up.
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Grantee Spotlight: Alliance for Quality Education

With Tax Revenue Down, Where Will That Leave Schools?

New York is sailing into choppy financial waters next year: Tax revenue is slowing and there’s a $4 billion deficit that needs to be closed.

“The state has an obligation to address those challenges and if there’s a fiscal challenge then they’ve got to come up with other ways to address the revenue issues,” said Billy Easton of the Alliance for Quality Education.
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News and Resources from the OTL Network

Boston Neighborhood School Lauded for Academic Turnaround

Through an innovative union-management partnership, a struggling public school in the Boston neighborhood of Mattapan was able to turn around using proven strategies: empowering educators, reducing class size, and building stronger relationships with students and their families.
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Picking Apart Betsy DeVos' Priority List

The U.S. Department of Education released a document earlier this month that spells out eleven proposed "priorities" Secretary Betsy DeVos will consider for the department's discretionay grant program. Peter Greene at The Progressive dissects the priorities and considers their impacts on public education
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Survey: Teachers' Mental Health Declining Amid Job Stress

A long list of anxieties — around school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students — is taking a toll on teachers, a new survey shows, with more educators now saying their mental health is suffering than just two years earlier.
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Dark Money Just Keeps on Coming in School Board Races

Through the lens of the current Denver school board race, this essay goes into detail to describe how the flow of dark money — funds donated to nonprofit organizations that spend the money to influence elections but do not have to disclose where they got it — is impacting school boardpolitics across the country.
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