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ERIC Number: EJ1082778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1553-541X
Coming Together: Building Relationships and Navigating Conflict to Reduce Discipline Disparities
Van Ausdal, Karen; Pittman, Carlil; Towns, Treyonda
Voices in Urban Education, n42 p36-42 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 Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Over a two-year period, these three groups collaborated around the shared goal of identifying and eliminating identity-based discipline disparities in their city's schools. In this Q and A, partners from each stakeholder group (Karen Van Ausdal is executive director of Chicago Public Schools' Office of Social and Emotional Learning, Carlil Pittman is a youth organizer with VOYCE, and Treyonda Towns is a parent leader with COFI) were asked to reflect on the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from their participation in this initiative.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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