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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
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
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
Vilson, José Luis – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
What the election result highlighted for the author is that we definitely need to create broader senses of coalition among many different peoples, whether they be Native American people at Standing Rock, or the Black Lives Matter Movement or our Dreamers--anyone who has been disenfranchised. These are the folks who we need to start building…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Elections, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates
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
McGuire, Kent – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In this article, the author highlights the post-election priorities of the Southern Education Foundation (SEF). Leadership is a big priority and the SEF is working with a different notion of leadership that has more to do with collective--as opposed to individual--actions, systemic change, and more focus on the issue of care and empathy.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Leadership Training, Elections, Racial Relations
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
Jewell-Sherman, Deborah – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author has never been frightened by the possibility of a candidate winning, as she was at the possibility of Trump becoming president. And now that he is president-elect, she has grave concerns about this nation's children and our future. In this article, she states her belief that it is time to mobilize in significant ways at all…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Educational Trends, Teacher Leadership
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
Brown, Allison; Mediratta, Kavitha – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
The Atlantic Philanthropies funded the work of the Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equity (PASSAGE) initiative, which is a unique approach to ending discipline disparities focused on partnerships between districts and community organizations. Open Society Foundations is considering funding similar work. For this interview, "Voices…
Descriptors: Discipline, Career Academies, Philanthropic Foundations, Racial Factors
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
Chatmon, Chris; Gray, Richard – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
African American males are three times more likely than their White male counterparts to be suspended or expelled in public schools. Changing these odds requires not only addressing disparities in discipline practices, but also lifting up a new narrative of hope, possibility, and brilliance so that young Black men can see and realize their…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, African American Achievement, Educational Change
Clark-Kasimu, Nakachi – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Unrest, crime, and poverty in Central America and other parts of the world have led to periodic migrations of unaccompanied children and young refugees into the United States. These children then enroll in U.S. schools--public education for all children, including undocumented children, is a right guaranteed by the 1982 "Plyler v. Doe"…
Descriptors: Refugees, School Community Programs, Tutoring, Partnerships in Education
Weinberg, Phil; Sweet, Kim; Israel, Doug; Sullivan-Yuknis, Liz – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
During the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the coalition A+ NYC--made up of community organizers, social service and advocacy groups, and other citywide and statewide groups--set out to ground the education conversation in research and proven practices. In a campaign called PS 2013, A+ NYC brought together education experts and practitioners as…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Stakeholders, Expertise
Noguera, Pedro – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
In this first 2014 issue of "Voices in Urban Education," Oona Chatterjee, the Annenberg Institute's associate director for New York City organizing, interviews Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, a noted researcher and national commentator on topics such as urban school reform, conditions that…
Descriptors: Elections, City Government, Metropolitan Areas, Educational Policy
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