February 14, 2020

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Presidential candidate forum question:
"Will you commit to ending the use of standardized testing in schools?"

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Journey for Justice Alliance
National Conference 2020:
Transnational Unity & Action
J4J Alliance
May 22 – 24, 2020
Baltimore, MD
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Network for Public Education
2020 Conference:

Neighborhood Public Schools: The Heart of Our Communities
March 28-29, 2020
Philadelphia, PA
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2019 Victories
Enter to Win Jackie Jenkins-Scott's New Book on Responsive Leadership

We’re excited to announce the publication of a new book by Schott Board Chair Jackie Jenkins-Scott: The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership. Schott has benefited tremendously from Jackie’s strategic savvy, insights, and dynamic leadership. This book will be an asset for other organizations and leaders.

Enter by February 20th for a chance to win a free copy of this important book.
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The Rise (and Fall) of the Public Education Disruptors

Steven Singer reviews Dr. Diane Ravitch's new book Slaying Goliath:

"Where the book is truly unique is in its celebration of the education activist community. Diane Ravitch talks about groups like Journey for Justice, United Opt Out, the Badass Teachers Association, and her own organization, the Network for Public Education. She talks about education bloggers, researchers, journalists, student protestors and parent groups."
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In State of Union, Trump Makes Clear his Aversion to Public Schools

An analysis by the Washington Post's Valerie Strauss of the implications of Trump's education rhetoric:

"If for some reason you haven’t been clear about what President Trump thinks about traditional public schools, consider what he said about them in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. There was this: 'For too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools.' What’s a 'government school' to Trump? A public school in a traditional public school district."
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Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High

A record-high 1.5 million students were homeless during the 2017-18 school year, 11 percent more than the previous year and nearly double the number a decade ago, according to new federal data. If all those students were put in a single district, it would be larger than New York City and Miami-Dade combined.
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AFT and NEA Call For Rethinking Student Involvement In Lockdown Drills

Concerns are growing that lockdown drills have not been proven effective in preventing violence and that they may even traumatize some students. Now the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety is joining with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association — the nation's largest education unions, with several million members — in calling for schools to reassess the use of lockdown drills.
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High School Suspensions, Multiple Schools Affect Foster Youth as They Enter College

California foster students who were suspended from school or attended multiple high schools are more likely to struggle in college, according to a new report that examines the academic transition these students undergo.
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