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Chatmon, Christopher P.; Watson, Vajra M. – Voices in Urban Education, 2018
Educational spaces, like the rest of the nation's current policy arenas, have become a contentious terrain where ideological and political battles are fought and particular futures won. This article is written in the aftermath of the atrocity at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in August 2017, where racism, racial rage, hate, violence,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Equal Education, African American Students
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
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
French, Dan; Berry, Barnett – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Micro-credentials, a new form of personalized professional development for teachers, offer a unique solution to the challenge of training school staff to design and implement performance assessments. In a relatively short period of time, micro-credentials have shown promise in enabling a more personalized, effective method of promoting teacher…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Individualized Instruction, Faculty Development, Training Methods
Rosa, Ricardo – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
Performance-based assessment is unquestionably superior to the instrumental rationality of high-stakes standardized testing and the audit culture that testing regimes inspire. It is more likely to engender opportunities to witness the un-measureable: vision, imagination, and compassion. Performance assessments must be culturally responsive in…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Needs, Performance Factors
Gutmann, Laura; Jean, Christina; Hunziker, Joey – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
This article reports from Stanford University's Innovative Assessments Institute on the development of performance assessment at scale, along with implementation recommendations. An accountability system built on the implementation of performance assessments has the potential to foster deeper and more authentic learning for students and more…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Program Implementation, Educational Practices, Educational Research
Schwarz, Eric – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
In this article, Eric Schwarz describes how "Citizen Schools" are coming to the aid of teachers by adding a second shift of educators that make teachers more effective and happier, while also improving the outcomes of its students. Teaching fellows and volunteer citizen teachers could support the master and core teachers while also…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Teaching Conditions, Faculty Development, Time Factors (Learning)
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
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
Foster, Kesi – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Every day in New York City, between 90,000 and 100,000 young people, almost all of them Black and Latina/o, must show up to school thirty to forty-five minutes before their first class begins because they attend schools with metal detectors and scanners. School administrators and policymakers have accepted this scenario as part of Black and…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Urban Schools, Community Involvement, Student Participation
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
Lopez, Janet; Rivera, Peter – Voices in Urban Education, 2015
Foundations across the country engage in grantmaking to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps in K-12 public schools. Many of the strategies and investments that funders have supported in recent years focus not only on "more time" but also on "better use of time" in schools. This better use of time centers on outcomes…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time Perspective, Enrichment Activities, Time Management
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
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
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