The Schott Foundation for Public Education

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Cambridge, MA, July 30, 2015 - Ellen Meltzer Joins the Schott Foundation as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Cambridge, MA, May 21, 2015 - Edgar Villanueva Joins the Schott Foundation as Vice President of Programs and Advocacy

Cambridge, MA, February 11, 2015 - Report: Gap Between Black and White Male High School Graduation Rates Still Widening

Cambridge, MA, December 5, 2014 - Remembering Gerry Leeds, 1922 - 2014

Cambridge, MA, October 28, 2014 - Heidi M. Brooks Joins the Schott Foundation as Chief Operating Officer

Cambridge, MA, January 30, 2014 - 2014 State of the Union: Obama’s Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

Cambridge, MA, December 7, 2012 - National Black Caucus of State Legislators Publishes Schott Article on Girls' Equity Grant Program

Cambridge, MA, November 29, 2012 - Schott Foundation Applauds New U.S. Department of Education Data Collection Method

Cambridge, MA, September 19, 2012 - America’s Education System Neglects Almost Half of the Nation’s Black and Latino Male Students


Providence, RI, February 16, 2012 - Annenberg Institute Issues Teacher Quality Guide with Six Game-Changing Strategies

Little Rock, AR, January 27, 2012 - John Jackson honored at Little Rock "Beyond the Bricks" Event

Cambridge, MA, January 26, 2012 - SOTU: Commander-in-Chief — and the Battle for Public Education

Cambridge, MA, January 9, 2011 - John Jackson to speak at "First Things First 2012" rally for education in New York

Cambridge, MA, August 24, 2011 - Schott Foundation Applauds Bloomberg, Soros and New York City Effort to Improve Outcomes for Black and Latino Males

Cambridge, MA, August 12, 2011 - Schott Foundation Announces $100k in Grants to Close the Opportunity Gap for Girls of Color

Cambridge, MA, Jan 27, 2011 - Schott Foundation Response to the State of the Union Address

New York, NY, Aug. 17, 2010 - New Report “Yes We Can” Shows America’s Public Schools Fail Over Half the Nation’s Black Male Students

Cambridge, MA, Feb. 3, 2010 - John H. Jackson Chosen As One of The Grio's History Makers in the Making

Cambridge, MA, Jan. 22, 2010 - Alfred T. Miller Joins The Schott Foundation

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 12, 2009 - Jabes Rojas Joins The Schott Foundation

Washington, DC, Oct. 29, 2009 - Nation's Education Funders and Leaders to Gather in Washington to Focus on National Opportunity to Learn Movement

New York, NY, June 11, 2009 - Jackson to Receive 100 Black Men of America Chairman's Award for Education

Boston, MA, May 19, 2009 - 84% of States Fail to Provide Students an Opportunity to Learn

Cambridge, MA, April 15, 2009 - Dr. Jackson to Speak at Harvard Kennedy School's Black Policy Conference

Garden City, NY, January 30, 2009 - Long Island Index Education Study Finds Inefficiencies and Inequalities Mismatch in Funding versus Student Needs

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 28, 2008 - President-elect Obama Selects Dr. John H. Jackson, Schott Foundation President and CEO, to serve on Obama-Biden Transition Team

New York, NY, Nov. 21, 2008 - Rinku Sen Receives 2008 Progressive Leadership Award From Citizen Action of New York

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 11, 2008 - National and State Election Results Should Signal Positive Times Ahead for Public Education Advocates

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 7, 2008 - The Schott Foundation Welcomes Digna Scott as the new Senior Operations Director

Cambridge, MA, Sept. 23, 2008 - Hot Schott Awards To Be Announced Oct. 3 at National Opportunity to Learn Education Summit

Cambridge, MA, Sept. 11, 2008 - The Schott Foundation Congratulates Dr. Valora Washington for Being Named a 2009 Barr Fellow by the Barr Foundation

Cambridge, MA, Sept. 10, 2008 - The Schott Foundation Welcomes New Program Coordinator

Cambridge, MA, August 24, 2008 - Rinku Sen Becomes Schott's Vice Chairperson

New York, NY, August 2008 - The Schott Foundation for Public Education Supports the Summer Institute for Drum Major Institute (DMI) Scholars

Chicago, IL, July 23, 2008 - Schott Foundation for Public Education Releases Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

Cambridge, MA, May 22, 2008 - The Schott Foundation's Lynson Moore Beaulieu Appointed by MA Governor Deval Patrick to Board of Early Education and Care

Cambridge, MA, May 12, 2008 - The Schott Foundation Welcomes Johnette Ruffner-Ceaser As New Development and Marketing Manager

Washington, DC, May 9, 2008 - Maria and Greg Jobin-Leeds were presented the Community Change Champion Award by the Center for Community Change at the organization's annual gala in Washington, DC

Cambridge, MA, November 27, 2007 - The Schott Foundation Names Dr. Cassie Schwerner Vice President of Programs

Cambridge, MA, November 27, 2007 - The Schott Foundation Promotes Marcela Castrillón Vélez to Executive Operations Manager

Cambridge, MA, October 2, 2007 - The Schott Foundation Receives $1 Million Grant from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation for Black Male Teacher Initiative

Cambridge, MA, May 21, 2007 - The Schott Foundation for Public Education Announces That Dr. John H. Jackson Will Become Its New President

Cambridge, MA, April 29, 2007 - The Schott Foundation Receives 2007 Critical Impact Award from Council on Foundations

Cambridge, MA, October 4, 2006 - Greg Jobin-Leeds announces search for new president, praises departing president, Rosa A. Smith, Ph.D.

Cambridge, MA, January 26, 2007 - Schott Foundation awards three high schools for achievement of African-American males

Cambridge, MA, October 17, 2005 - United Way, Schott Foundation issue "Making it Work"

Cambridge, MA, October 11, 2005 - Schott Foundation awards Ohio high schools for achievement of African-American males

Cambridge, MA, September 15, 2005 - Cambridge College celebrates the arrival of the Schott Fellowship for Early Care and Education

Cambridge, MA, June 1, 2005 - New National Study Finds High School Graduation Rates for Black Boys Abysmal Versus that of Other Student Groups

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