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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
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
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
Grady, Michael – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
With widespread support for the expansion of early education programs, there is an increased need for collaboration across systems to support the critical transition from pre-K to elementary school in order to ensure positive educational outcomes for all. Throughout this issue of "Voices in Urban Education," several common themes emerge…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Community Involvement, Transitional Programs, Early Childhood Education
Levine, Randi – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
In New York City (NYC), the process of developing a child's kindergarten Individualized Education Program (IEP) happens during the year before kindergarten. This process is commonly called Turning 5. Approximately 30,000 NYC children between the ages of three and five are classified as being preschoolers with disabilities. The Turning 5 work…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Individualized Education Programs, Kindergarten, School Readiness
Fain, Amy; Contreras, Diane Eason – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Oklahoma implemented universal pre-K in 1998. It is one of only five states that has or is implementing universal preschool, and for several years has served more four-year-old children than any other state. The organization, Community Action Project (CAP) Tulsa, occupies a unique position in this work. As one of the largest anti-poverty agencies…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Student Promotion, Poverty Programs
Martinez, Patricia; Wizer-Vecchi, Joshua – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Collaboration is tough even in ideal circumstances. How do you begin to effect change when nearly half of the families in a district speak a language other than English in the home, but traditional education models rarely emphasize the strengths of cultural or linguistic diversity? Or when nearly all students live in low-income families and face…
Descriptors: School Districts, Low Income, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Fletcher, Monique – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Parent engagement coordinators provide the foundation for family engagement by modeling shared leadership, facilitating trust, and creating space to build partnerships with parents and schools. The Children's Aid Society (CAS) partnered with the New York City Department of Education, schools, and the community to provide resources and supports to…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Smetzer-Anderson, Susan; Roessler, Jackie – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
With support from a federal Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, the FAST (Families and Schools Together) program has been implemented in thirty Philadelphia schools to improve family engagement and, by extension, advance school turnaround. The project team includes the nonprofit Families and Schools Together, Inc.; the Early Childhood Education…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Recruitment, Family Programs
Montemayor, Aurelio M.; Chavkin, Nancy – Voices in Urban Education, 2016
Title I schools that serve a large population of low-income students often view families through the lens of an outdated paradigm of family engagement in education, assuming parents are mostly uneducated, ill informed, and much in need of training and support to be good parents. "Comunitario" projects in the Rio Grande Valley of south…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Leadership Effectiveness, Family Involvement, Parent Participation
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
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
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