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Romans, Angela N.; Raynor, Alethea Frazier; Thompson, Joanne – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
The Rhode Island Education Governance Forum--organized and facilitated by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) convened in November 2016 to engage local education stakeholders in learning and dialogue about governance issues in the state. Forum participants included teachers, school and district leaders, public officials, and leaders…
Descriptors: Governance, Ecology, Educational Development, Conferences (Gatherings)
Saunders, Marisa; Alcantara, Vianna; Cervantes, Laura; Del Razo, Jaime; Lopez, Ruth; Perez, Wendy – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
This executive summary presents highlights from a study exploring the concept of teacher ownership and how it can bring about the deep and meaningful changes that schools need and that all students deserve. Based on teacher surveys and interviews in twenty-one schools in Los Angeles that are implementing major reforms, the study suggests that…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Role, Ownership
Saunders, Marissa; Alcantara, Vianna; Cervantes, Laura; Del Razo, Jaime; Lopez, Ruth; Perez, Wendy – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
Improving student learning in our country's highest need schools is and endeavor that is challenging, complicated, and imperative. The major school reform efforts of the last few decades have largely failed to influence student achievement or to impact the ever-widening achievement or opportunity gap. These disappointing results have led…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Interviews, Teacher Role, Ownership
Catone, Keith; Saunders, Marisa; Perez, Wendy; Harris, Elise; Miller-Gootnick, Ruby – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2017
Economic inequality across the country is growing, and its impact on students' access to educational opportunities is significant. To explore the role teachers can play (and are playing) in ensuring that public education continues to be a forceful driver of social equity and in disrupting the structures, cultures, and practices that effectively…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Advocacy, School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship
Dingerson, Leigh; Ross, Clayton – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
State laws and charter authorizing standards have not kept up with the explosive growth of charter schools in the last two decades. Annenberg Institute for School Reform's (AISR's) 2014 report "Public Accountability for Charter Schools: Standards and Policy Recommendations for Effective Oversight," offers seven standards, each with a set…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Governance, Standards, Accountability
Potochnik, Tracie; Romans, Angela N. – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
Los Angeles has an educational ecosystem that is rich with partners committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for students. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, the "Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University" (AISR) spent time meeting with a range of partners, including the Los Angeles Unified…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Cooperation, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
Martinez, Brandon C.; Martinez, Matthew J. – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
Latinos, a growing population on U.S. college campuses, historically have had lower college enrollment and four-year degree-attainment rates than other racial/ethnic groups. The Latino Student Success Pilot (LSSP) is a novel program designed to support first-generation low-income students of Latino origins at Rhode Island College (RIC)--an…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Mixed Methods Research, Program Effectiveness
Potochnik, Tracie; Romans, Angela N.; Thompson, Joanne – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
Promesa Boyle Heights, a neighborhood-level collaborative in Los Angeles, works to deliberately develop relationships, coordination, and alignment across multiple partners to benefit young people and families--with positive, measurable results. One unique aspect of Promesa is the substantive engagement of parents, youth, and residents as key…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Educational Practices, Partnerships in Education, Governance
Potochnik, Tracie; Romans, Angela N.; Thompson, Joanne – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
Promesa Boyle Heights, a neighborhood-level collaborative in Los Angeles, works to deliberately develop relationships, coordination, and alignment across multiple partners to benefit young people and families--with positive, measurable results. One unique aspect of Promesa is the substantive engagement of parents, youth, and residents as key…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Educational Practices, Partnerships in Education, Governance
Geller, Joanna D.; López, Ruth M.; Alcantara, Vianna; Catone, Keith C.; Tung, Rosann – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2016
In January 2013, Rhode Island's Central Falls School District (CFSD) was awarded a $3 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant, named "We Are A Village," focused on developing an early childhood education culture (from pre-K to grade 3) where families would feel welcome, valued, and…
Descriptors: Grants, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Educational Environment
Raynor, Alethea Frazier; Potochnik, Tracie; Thompson, Joanne; Dowcett Kathleen – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2015
Pioneering research on effective schools more than thirty-five years ago revealed that school leadership is second only to teachers in its impact on student achievement. Underscoring this research, a new study from Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) found that building school administrators' leadership capacity has played a critical role…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Raynor, Alethea Frazier; Potochnik, Tracie; Thompson, Joanne; Dowcett, Kathleen – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2015
In 2009, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) was on the brink of state takeover, with low academic performance, significant achievement gaps, and a number of schools failing to meet performance targets under No Child Left Behind. Additionally, over the past decade, significant demographic shifts in Nashville have resulted in MNPS becoming…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Schools, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Fruchter, Norm; Arvidsson, Toi Sin; Mokhtar, Christina; Beam, John – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2015
Large urban school districts across the country face the daunting challenge of deciding what kind of system will best administer and support schools with widely differing needs, resulting in high achievement for all students. In New York City, the best system structure has been debated for decades. A new Annenberg Institute for School Reform…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Achievement Gap, Student Needs, Racial Differences
Potochnik, Tracie; Romans, Angela N. – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2015
Los Angeles has an educational ecosystem that is rich with partners committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for students. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year, the "Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University" (AISR) spent time meeting with a range of partners, including the Los Angeles Unified…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Cooperation, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
Tung, Rosann; Carlo, Vivian Dalila; Colón, Melissa; Del Razo, Jaime L.; Diamond, John B.; Raynor, Alethea Frazier; Graves, Daren; Kuttner, Paul J.; Miranda, Helena; St. Rose, Andresse – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2015
Boston Public Schools (BPS) commissioned companion studies as part of its efforts to address achievement gaps for Black and Latino males. The first study revealed the increasing diversity of Black and Latino males and stark opportunity gaps throughout the system that contribute in large part to wide attainment gaps for these students. We…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Males, Equal Education
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