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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
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
Renée, Michelle – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Iin urban communities across the nation, a broad range of partners have committed to reinventing educational time together to ensure equitable access to rich learning opportunities for all young people. Across the nation, education partners are using their creativity, commitment, and unique resources to create new school and system designs that…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, Equal Education
Van Ausdal, Karen; Pittman, Carlil; Towns, Treyonda – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
The PASSAGE (Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equity) initiative in Chicago brought together representatives from Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the parent organizing group COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues), and the youth education organizing group VOYCE (Voices of Youth in Chicago Education), facilitated by the Annenberg…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Community Organizations, Interviews, Conflict
Easton, Billy – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, represents a dramatic shift from his predecessor Michael Bloomberg in the area of education. Bloomberg was a national trendsetter on market reforms focused on privatization, testing, and competition. De Blasio was elected on an agenda of classroom investments, student supports, parent and community…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning
Guevara, Fiorella – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
A change in political leadership typically signals a growth in organizing campaigns to find and endorse the candidate with ideas most similar to their own. However, what if instead of focusing on finding the best candidate, organizing groups decided to focus on the conversation? How would you then use an election to engage the members of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Change Strategies
McAlister, Sara – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Research shows that an authentically engaged community improves schools--not just by participating in school events, but also by helping to shape reform. Family and community engagement is a proven strategy for strengthening schools. There is also ample evidence that schools serving large populations of students of color and students living in…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Educational Policy
Catone, Keith – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Chicago has long been one of the national epicenters for public school reform. In many ways the reform efforts of the past decade in the Windy City have served as the blueprint for the current focus of federal education priorities. In particular, federal policy for school turnaround and transformation takes clear cues from the efforts that current…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, Partnerships in Education, Models