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Carabello, Licelot; Donahue, Aidan; Merlain, Thaina – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
This article presents an interview with three high school seniors who discuss the highest priorities for their activism, advice they would give to other student and adult activists, and what they would like to pass on to younger student activists right now as they look toward the next four years.
Descriptors: Youth Agencies, Youth Opportunities, High School Seniors, Interviews
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
Wassl, Frishtah; Wilkin, Christine; Ward, Maggie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) opened during the 2015-2016 school year. By the fourth year of operation, the school will be home to 400 English language learners (ELLs) new to the United States. Working in partnership with the Internationals Network for Public Schools, the school is designed around the "HELLO…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Schools, High Schools, Educational Development
Priti Johari – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Capstone projects serve as the centerpiece for an assessment system that values problem-solving and frames assessment as learning opportunities for students and teachers. Every January and May for one week, Chelsea High School, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, breaks from their traditional, four- periods-a-day bell schedule and the fast pace of a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High Schools, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment
Martin, Christopher – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
This article discusses how Christopher Martin, a middle school science teacher in Denver, Colorado, finds success using restorative approaches that focus on empathy rather than punitive zero-tolerance school discipline policies. Upon reflection of his first school's discipline policy, he realized that the school operated out of fear and compliance…
Descriptors: Empathy, Suspension, Discipline, Discipline Policy
Mirra, Nicole; Rogers, John – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Allocated classroom time is not the same as time available for learning--a host of economic and social stressors undermine learning time in schools serving low-income students. When time is limited, it is hard to meet rigorous learning standards. The challenge is compounded in high-poverty schools where community stressors place additional demands…
Descriptors: High Schools, Stress Variables, Low Income Groups, Time Factors (Learning)
Perez, Henry M.; Madera, Perla – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
This article describes a ten-year effort led by youth, community organizers, and a range of partners that resulted in two new, successful high schools and showed the power of grassroots mobilization for social justice. Since opening in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School for College and Career Preparation and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Effective Schools Research, Interviews
Rivera, Jessica; Donovan-Pendzic, Esperanza; Marion, Mary Jo – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
The English Language Learner (ELL) Summer Camp in Worcester, Massachusetts--an intensive six-week program that served middle school and high school students from Worcester Public Schools (WPS)--was the product of a five-way partnership that included the school district, higher education institutions (Latino Education Institute [LEI] at Worcester…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, Enrichment Activities
Varady, Ashley – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
In San Francisco, a partnership between a K-8 school and a non-profit writing program helps students who are achieving below grade level find their voices and blossom into confident thinkers and writers. 826 Valencia is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Writing Skills, Empowerment, Imagination
Fernández, María C.; Williams, Ocynthia – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
For over a decade, students and parents in New York City have organized in coalitions across boroughs to fight for an equitable, just school system for all public school students. In a time when the Department of Education (DOE) centralized all power in the hands of one mayor and one schools chancellor, the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and the…
Descriptors: Activism, Parent Participation, Local Government, Student Participation
Borsato, Graciela N.; Nagaoka, Jenny; Folley, Ellen – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
A new framework from the CRIS initiative provides guidance for schools and districts to implement a system of indicators and supports for students who are off track for post-secondary success. The CRIS framework is intended as a tool to help districts and schools implement the conditions, processes, and supports needed to increase the number of…
Descriptors: Guidelines, College Preparation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Nagaoka, Jenny; Farrington, Camille A.; Roderick, Melissa; Allensworth, Elaine; Keyes, Tasha Seneca; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Research has shown that in addition to academic knowledge, a variety of noncognitive skills are essential to students' post-secondary success. This article summarizes a review by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) that brought together hundreds of studies of factors that have been tied to academic success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Student Behavior, Academic Persistence, Interpersonal Competence
Vazquez, Dania – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of "Voices in Urban Education" presents an interview with Dania Vazquez, founding principal of the Margarita Muñiz Academy, a Boston public high school offering dual-language education in Spanish and English. The first dual-language high school in Massachusetts, this Innovation School opened in the fall of 2012 with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Education, Interviews, Language of Instruction
Sylvan, Claire – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The last several decades have made clear that large numbers of immigrants still see America as a land of opportunity--and this influx of students has had a strong impact on the K-12 educational system. Most of the million-pupil increase in the public school population in the decade between 2001 and 2011 is due to the increase in English language…
Descriptors: High School Students, Global Approach, High School Freshmen, Models
Foley, Ellen; Mishook, Jacob; Lee, Jaein – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Despite some cuts to the nation's oldest Federal College Access Programs, known as the TRIO programs (e.g., Upward Bound), new education policies have emphasized college and career readiness. In 2010, Congress approved the College Access Challenge Grant Program, which aims to increase the number of low-income students who are ready for college.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Government Role, Program Development, College Readiness
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