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Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2018
This report is the third in a series that probes community reactions to K-12 education; its two predecessors, "Lift Every Voice and Lead: African American Leaders' Perceptions of K-12 Education Reform" (see ED588631), and "Done to Us, Not with Us: African American Parent Perceptions of K-12 Education" (see ED573649), addressed…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Youth
Anderson, Meredith B. L.; Harper, Caroline; Bridges, Brian K. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2017
UNCF conducted this study to shed light on African American grasstops' perspectives toward education reform and how they work to develop community-centered strategies to address disparities in schools. One narrative about the lack of engagement by local grasstops in education reform is that they do not care or are not informed about the topic.…
Descriptors: African American Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2017
This brief encourages leaders to utilize their influence to help alleviate the long-standing achievement gaps in the education system, because when students flourish, entire communities can flourish as well. The authors want to ensure that grasstops are intentional in their advocacy for black students. The "Lift Every Voice and Lead…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap
Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2016
"Building Better Narratives in Black Education" fundamentally changes the narrative and face of education reform to meaningfully include Black voices, leaders and initiatives that truly have equity and Black student success at the core. This is imperative as there is an education crisis for Black students in the United States. Recent…
Descriptors: African American Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, African American Community
Bridges, Brian K.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Messano, Frances – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2012
Despite the importance of postsecondary education to the economic and social vitality of the U.S. and the individuals who pursue this academic goal, the educational pipeline to and through college is broken for communities of color, the fastest-growing segment of the population. This report offers a revealing glimpse of the American system of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis