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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
Fernández, María C.; Williams, Ocynthia – Voices in Urban Education, 2014
For over a decade, students and parents in New York City have organized in coalitions across boroughs to fight for an equitable, just school system for all public school students. In a time when the Department of Education (DOE) centralized all power in the hands of one mayor and one schools chancellor, the Urban Youth Collaborative (UYC) and the…
Descriptors: Activism, Parent Participation, Local Government, Student Participation
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
Del Razo, Jaime L.; Renée, Michelle – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
At the start of the New Year and the second Obama administration, a national dialogue about extending and improving the school year for "all" students--especially those students who face limited resources within and outside their schools--should be a national priority. Students from affluent families already make up for the short school…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Time Factors (Learning), Extended School Day, Educational Change
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
Mishook, Jacob – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Over the last decade, a growing consensus has developed that for our nation's students to succeed in twenty-first-century economic and civic life, high school graduation is no longer sufficient. Labor-market analyses have shown that high-wage positions increasingly require postsecondary education and training, and students must now graduate…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Capacity Building, Educational Indicators, Systems Development
Gray, Richard – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Sara McAlister, in her article "Why Community Engagement Matters in School Turnaround," in this issue (p35-42) of "Voices in Urban Education," lays out the strong research base showing that family and community participation is a crucial resource not only for individual student achievement, but also for catalyzing and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Community Involvement, Federal Legislation, School Community Relationship
Nagaoka, Jenny; Farrington, Camille A.; Roderick, Melissa; Allensworth, Elaine; Keyes, Tasha Seneca; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Research has shown that in addition to academic knowledge, a variety of noncognitive skills are essential to students' post-secondary success. This article summarizes a review by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) that brought together hundreds of studies of factors that have been tied to academic success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Student Behavior, Academic Persistence, Interpersonal Competence
Trujillo, Tina; Renée, Michelle – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
the report "Democratic School Turnarounds" considers the democratic tensions inherent in the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) policy's market-based school reforms and critiques the research base that many of these reforms are based on. It concludes with a set of recommendations that re-center the purposes of public education…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Grants
Simmons, Warren; Petty, Sheryl – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
January 2013, as this issue of "Voices in Urban Education" ("VUE") goes to press, marks the beginning of a new presidential term--a good opportunity to gather ideas, reflect on what's working and what needs improvement, and rethink policies. The year 2013 also marks the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Federal Government, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Nora, Julie – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Improving the education of a growing sector of the school population--English language learners (ELLs)--is a pressing unmet need in the nation's current public education system (Gándara 1994; Genesee et al. 2006; Hood 2003). Another urgent educational need is to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly globally connected world.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Global Approach, Competition, Native Speakers
Vazquez, Dania – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The Summer 2013 issue of "Voices in Urban Education" presents an interview with Dania Vazquez, founding principal of the Margarita Muñiz Academy, a Boston public high school offering dual-language education in Spanish and English. The first dual-language high school in Massachusetts, this Innovation School opened in the fall of 2012 with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Education, Interviews, Language of Instruction
Sylvan, Claire – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The last several decades have made clear that large numbers of immigrants still see America as a land of opportunity--and this influx of students has had a strong impact on the K-12 educational system. Most of the million-pupil increase in the public school population in the decade between 2001 and 2011 is due to the increase in English language…
Descriptors: High School Students, Global Approach, High School Freshmen, Models
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