August 23, 2019

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Dignity in Schools Member Spotlight: Girls for Gender Equity

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Schott Webinar:
Keeping Public Education Public: New Strategies Against School Voucher Programs
September 17, 2019 • 3:00pm

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Grantmakers for Education Conference

October 22-24, 2019 • New Orleans

Featuring a keynote by Schott VP Edgar Villanueva
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Schott Convenes Funders to Help Grow the Grassroots Education Justice Movement

This week the Schott Foundation held a funder's briefing and reception at the Ford Foundation in New York City. More than 30 funders attended a panel discussion and group conversations with our partners about the importance of grassroots organizing for education justice.
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Schott Grantee Partners Meet to Fundraise for the Front Lines

We at Schott were proud to host dozens of grantee partners from across the country to strengthen our collective fundraising skills and strategies. Against a backdrop of urgent tasks for the movement and a shifting funder landscape, smart fundraising skills and practices are more important than ever.
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Slavery Still Shapes All of Our Lives, Yet Students Aren’t Taught its History

Even as black students stand and pledge allegiance to the flag, they know their country considers them second-class citizens.

The disconnect between students’ lived experiences and what they are taught in school is reinforced by the failure of our schools to properly teach about the institution of slavery.
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New Survey: Half of Teachers Say They've Considered Quitting

More than half of the country’s teachers say they’d go on strike for better pay if they had the chance, and half are so unhappy that they’ve seriously considered leaving the profession in the last few years, according to the latest Phi Delta Kappa survey. For the first time since 2000, PDK included public school teachers in its annual poll of attitudes toward K-12 education, and their voices came through loud and clear: They’re exhausted and resentful.
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Why Too Many Kindergarten Children Are Being Failed

"Kindergartners should love and be excited about school. Their first year of formal education should be maybe even a magical year. As a kindergarten teacher for 10 years, I am surrounded by teachers both in my school and other schools. And I talk to parents in and out of my school. I am finding out that things are not going well for many kindergartners."
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Save the Week: Dignity in Schools' National Week of Action is October 19-27

The Dignity in Schools Campaign is holding its 10th annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout on October 19-27, 2019. Consistent with previous years, groups will hold events and actions in towns and cities across the country. This year's theme is Educate Students, Stop Arrests! Mark your calendar and get involved.
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