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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
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
Marion, Scott F.; Vander Els, Jonathan; Leather, Paul – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
In New Hampshire, a new performance assessment system focuses on reciprocal accountability and shared leadership among teachers and leaders at the school, district, and state levels. This concept of reciprocal accountability, developed by school improvement expert Richard Elmore, is at the core of New Hampshire's Performance Assessment of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership
Gagnon, Laurie – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Based on reports created for the 2017 National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, this article explores how educators can take action to build momentum for and implement competency education and performance assessment. As a guide to taking action, the article provides the following: (1) links to the four framing reports from the Summit;…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Implementation
Chin, Maisie – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
CADRE, an organization led by Maisie Chin, is a Human Right to Education Campaign. Between 2005 and 2013, CADRE played a lead role in using grassroots organizing and leadership development to create a seismic shift in public policy, debate, and narrative around school discipline, racial disparities, parents' roles, school climate, and closing the…
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Organizations, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
Chatterjee, Oona – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
The election of Mayor Bill de Blasio in November 2013 was a historic moment for proponents of student-centered, equity-driven public education. During the campaign, de Blasio ran on an agenda of ending New York City's "Tale of Two Cities" and elevated a comprehensive vision for improving the city's more than 1,800 public schools as a…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Opportunities, Community Organizations, Community Coordination
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
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
Vinocur, Julian – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
For nearly a decade, New York City education groups organizing to improve education under Bloomberg could regularly be found protesting on the steps of City Hall. Before the 2013 mayoral race, a typical education protest would--at its best--earn media coverage from a couple of outlets. The fact that parents, students, and teachers rally for more…
Descriptors: Debate, Mass Media Use, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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
Shaakir-Ansari, Zakiyah – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
In May 2013, this author moderated the first mayoral debate in New York City. It was held at New York University with hundreds of parents, students, and teachers in attendance. There were more than sixty media outlets, including MSNBC. The debate had attracted national press, thanks to Anthony Weiner's entry the day before into the New York City…
Descriptors: Public Education, Metropolitan Areas, Educational Change, Parent Role
Tung, Rosann – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
This issue of "Voices in Urban Education" examines different aspects of asset-based education for English Language Learners (ELLs). Rather than write about ELL education as a problem, dilemma, achievement gap, or crisis, these innovative practitioners, scholars, and policy analysts shift the paradigm, reminding and urging us to embrace…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism
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
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
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