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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
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
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
Chapin, Gary; Gagnon, Laurie; Hammonds, Virgel – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In an examination of the conditions required for the successful implementation of performance assessment, the authors draw on a range of personal experience and other insights to guide practitioners and policymakers. Building on the authentic assessment work of the Boston Pilot Schools (CCE 2004), in 2008 the Center for Collaborative Education…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Performance Based Assessment, Scaling, Educational Objectives
Kuriacose, Christina – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In this brief article, Christina Kuriacose provides four sample performance assessments. Spanning grade levels, these assessments are strong examples of teacher-developed performance assessments from schools within the Center for Collaborative Education's Quality Performance Assessment network. These performance tasks demonstrate the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Made Tests, Grade 1, Grade 4
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
López, Ruth M. – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Community partnerships allow schools and districts to empower and engage a broad range of English learners and their families in culturally responsive ways to support student learning and socio-emotional development. This article serves as an introduction to this issue of "Voices in Urban Education." This issue focuses on out-of-school…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Enrichment Activities
Gooden, Amy Cournoyer; Chase, Kelly – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Educational partnerships between urban school districts and institutions of higher education provide a powerful means for enhancing student achievement and cultivating college-going cultures. This article describes how Boston University and the Malden, Massachusetts, school district worked with the community to support English learners and develop…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Curriculum Enrichment, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
Tran, Dahvy; Hodgson, Barbara Roberts – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Through family engagement and expanded learning time, a partnership between the public school district and a community organization in Lowell, Massachusetts, serves the social and academic needs of refugee youth and other English learners and their families. The success of the partnership's Celebration of Learning--the culminating event at the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
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
Ng, Elaine – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Nationally, many resources are spent on programs to ameliorate poor educational and economic outcomes for our children and families, in particular for urban and immigrant families. Programs like the federally funded Head Start, Community Development Block Grants, and thousands of nonprofits across the nation provide out-of-school-time academic and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Chinese Americans, Family Programs, Cultural Influences