Thursday, December 22, 2016

Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools! | Schott Foundation for Public Education

Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools! | Schott Foundation for Public Education:

Webinar: #ReclaimOurSchools!

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Dozens of cities are gearing up for a demonstration of support for their public schools and the fight for the schools all our children deserve. On May 4, parents, students and educators will gather outside of their schools before the bell to hold a rally and march. Then they will walk into their schools together in a show of solidarity.
This is the second national walk-in event organized by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools — and the movement is growing! Earlier this year, 33 cities participated in the first national walk-in on February 17.
Tune in for an exclusive webinar on the issues facing public education and the organizing we can do to make sure all children have an opportunity to learn in a safe and well-funded public school. Learn about walk-ins happening near you on May 4 and how you can get involved.
Speakers include:
  • Keron Blair, National Director, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools
  • Nate Gunderson, Organizer, National Education Association
  • Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education

Webinar: Beyond the First Look: Turning Local Data Into Action

Thu, 2016-07-07
The Schott Foundation a webinar featuring our partner Dignity in Schools Campaign where participants:
- Explored the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights First Look Data
- Prepared advocates for upcoming release of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights district level data
- Shared potential strategies for how to use the data in organizing efforts at the local, state and federal level
- Described limitations of the data and places where those challenges are being discussed

Webinar: Addressing Classroom Bias to Improve Learning

Thu, 2016-09-01
The school-to-prison pipeline has been prominent in the education debate for the past several years, and youth, parents, teachers, and communities across the country have put questions of school discipline, restorative justice and implicit bias at the heart of their organizing work.

Webinar: Strategies for Lifting All Children Up

Thu, 2016-07-28
What will it take to ensure that all children have an opportunity to learn, regardless of their background or which school they attend?
The work of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado has long pointed out that the problems of inequity in public education aren’t just contained within our public schools, but also stem from larger structural issues in the community like unemployment, poverty, and disinvestment of public resources. These structural problems weigh down students and their schools in ways that more affluent communities rarely have to deal with — so what can we do to lift them up?

Webinar: Protecting an Opportunity to Learn Through ESSA State Accountability Plans

Wed, 2016-10-05
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last year, an unprecedented level of autonomy and control has been given to states and districts in crafting education policy. Many organizations and advocates see a real opportunity to advance an equity agenda through ESSA's implementation: the law supports the planning and implementation of community schools with wraparound supports and pushes states to look beyond mere test scores when assessing student achievement.

Webinar: Bursting the Bubbles: Is There a Link Between Standardized Tests and Improved Learning?

Fri, 2016-12-09
High-stakes tests became a centerpiece of education reform under No Child Left Behind: countless fill-in-the-bubble sheets that could impact everything from a student's academic placement and a teacher’s employment to school climate and whether their school will be closed. But what’s the origin of standardized testing? What does the research show? What can standardized tests truly measure, and how are policymakers (mis)using them?

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