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Campos, Emmet E.; Van Ryn, Rebekah; Davidson, Ty J. – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the University of Texas's Project MALES began a partnership to design a mentoring system for young men of color in hopes of improving the the matriculation and sustainability of this group in college by addressing the social, economic, and cultural obstacles impacting these young men. This strong…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Mentors, College Students, Hispanic American Students
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
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
Capers, Natasha; Shah, Shital C. – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
In this article, Shital Shah, who supports community schools as assistant director for educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers, and Natasha Capers, a coordinator for the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ), a parent-led collaborative of unions and community organizations, discuss the community schools movement…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Equal Education, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
Del Razo, Jaime L.; Renée, Michelle – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
At the start of the New Year and the second Obama administration, a national dialogue about extending and improving the school year for "all" students--especially those students who face limited resources within and outside their schools--should be a national priority. Students from affluent families already make up for the short school…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Time Factors (Learning), Extended School Day, Educational Change
Gray, Richard – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Sara McAlister, in her article "Why Community Engagement Matters in School Turnaround," in this issue (p35-42) of "Voices in Urban Education," lays out the strong research base showing that family and community participation is a crucial resource not only for individual student achievement, but also for catalyzing and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Community Involvement, Federal Legislation, School Community Relationship