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Chatmon, Christopher P.; Watson, Vajra M. – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Educational spaces, like the rest of the nation's current policy arenas, have become a contentious terrain where ideological and political battles are fought and particular futures won. This article is written in the aftermath of the atrocity at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in August 2017, where racism, racial rage, hate, violence,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Equal Education, African American Students
Brinkley, Barry; Hines, Eric; Jones, Akisha; McMillian, Effie G.; Sturdivant, Brooksie; Walker, Monica – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Considerable research on African American males (AAMs) in American schools over the past ten years shows that they are underrepresented in every positive measure of educational outcomes, and overrepresented in every negative measure. Many educators have developed low expectations, deficit thinking, and implicit biases toward AAMs and their…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Disproportionate Representation, Teacher Expectations of Students
Tung, Rosann; Villavicencio, Adriana – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
The authors set out to organize a small convening of educator-researcher teams from across seven districts engaged in My Brother's Keeper (MBK) efforts. Their goals were to gather a small enough number of participants to ensure deep conversation in a convening long enough to foster authentic connections among us, and to include mechanisms to…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, School Districts, Urban Education, Educational Researchers
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author believe it is clear that Trump has only really one stated goal--to expand choice through charters and vouchers, with a frame around privatization--and that we can look to his own experiences with Trump University's for-profit approach to providing education for some clues. We can anticipate that the framing for the proposals will…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Political Power, Politics of Education
Blair, Keron – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In this article, the author asks the question: what are the real implications of living in a Trump America? He thinks as it relates to public education, people see this as a call to really stand up, and say, "Our schools will be safe places. Our schools will be sanctuaries. We will have good public schools in our communities, and we will…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Local Issues
Hutchinson, Audrey M. – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Municipal officials know that education is tied to quality of life and public safety; cities are better off when more people are well-educated. Mayors across the country are dedicating staff to focus on key education issues--to work on partnerships between school districts, their colleges and universities, and to create multi-sector partnerships…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Safety, Quality of Life, Needs Assessment
Wong, Kenneth – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The federal government has a unique responsibility to address educational inequality and educational quality for all children. Regardless of how the new US Secretary of Education is going to redefine or reframe the federal education agenda, the author thinks all the stakeholders need to continue to focus on their work so that the federal…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Comparative Analysis
Kelly, Dianne; Fearing, Erik – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
While Massachusetts has received accolades for its high scores on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests, absolute results from standardized tests tend to correlate strongly with family income and parental education. The Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Assessment, Educational Innovation, Partnerships in Education
Marion, Scott F.; Vander Els, Jonathan; Leather, Paul – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In New Hampshire, a new performance assessment system focuses on reciprocal accountability and shared leadership among teachers and leaders at the school, district, and state levels. This concept of reciprocal accountability, developed by school improvement expert Richard Elmore, is at the core of New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
French, Dan; Berry, Barnett – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Micro-credentials, a new form of personalized professional development for teachers, offer a unique solution to the challenge of training school staff to design and implement performance assessments. In a relatively short period of time, micro-credentials have shown promise in enabling a more personalized, effective method of promoting teacher…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, Training Methods
Tung, Rosann – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Fueled by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and its focus on standardized testing, the U.S. assessment system has been driven by capitalism rather than educational benefit. Annually, the testing industry, which four companies monopolize, is valued at between $400 and $700 million. The testing industry drives Americans to spend $13.1 billion each…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Needs, Student Diversity, Alternative Assessment
Rosa, Ricardo – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Performance-based assessment is unquestionably superior to the instrumental rationality of high-stakes standardized testing and the audit culture that testing regimes inspire. It is more likely to engender opportunities to witness the un-measureable: vision, imagination, and compassion. Performance assessments must be culturally responsive in…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Needs, Performance Factors
Robinson, Gareth; Cook, Ann – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The story of the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights illustrates the positive impact of using performance assessments rather than relying on the state Regents exams.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Consortia, Academic Standards, Performance Based Assessment
Gagnon, Laurie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Based on reports created for the 2017 National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, this article explores how educators can take action to build momentum for and implement competency education and performance assessment. As a guide to taking action, the article provides the following: (1) links to the four framing reports from the Summit;…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation
Fletcher, Monique – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Parent engagement coordinators provide the foundation for family engagement by modeling shared leadership, facilitating trust, and creating space to build partnerships with parents and schools. The Children's Aid Society (CAS) partnered with the New York City Department of Education, schools, and the community to provide resources and supports to…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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