National Campaigns

Learn about education campaigns across the country:  

 

The Schott Foundation’s National Opportunity to Learn Campaign is a growing collaboration of local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders, and philanthropic partners working to ensure that every public school in the nation provides each child with the opportunity for a high-quality education. It aims to  bring about substantive and systemic education reform in public school systems by supporting grassroots organizing, sharing and expanding stories of success, reshaping education policy, building a network of thought leaders, and leveraging resources to build public will. Most recently, the Campaign launched Solutions not Suspensions, a call for a nationwide moratorium on out-of-school suspensions.

 

The Broader Bolder Approach to Education is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes evidence-based policies to improve schools and remedy conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn. It focuses on four core areas: school improvement; developmentally appropriate and high-quality early childhood, pre-school, and kindergarten education; health services; and time spent out of school.

 

The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice.  AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, build a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of our organizations and our youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul. This group of organizations is united by the common frameworks of human and civil rights, and is working on issues that include fighting to improve college access and advocating for youth voices in school governance, presenting alternatives to punitive school discipline and preventing the criminalization of student behavior.