School, District, and City Change

A Year at Mission Hill - Report

Summary: This report tells the story of the reach and impact of the #YearatMH campaign of 2013, during which over 50 partner organizations helped spread the 10 chapters of the "A Year at Mission Hill" film to hundreds of... Read on...

Alliance for Educational Justice

Summary: The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a new national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice. AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about... Read on...

Annenberg Institute for School Reform’s Resources on School Change

Summary: The Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) at Brown University is a national policy-research and reform support organization that promotes quality education for all children, especially in urban communities. In... Read on...

Boston-area Youth Organizing Project

Summary: BYOP is a live community of youth, supported by adults, who are fighting for justice in the Boston area and beyond! We are involved in local, regional, and national projects for social and youth justice.We are an... Read on...

Bronx Students Release 10-Point List of Demands to Reform NY Public Ed

Summary: Dubbing themselves The Resistance, a group of Bronx students have decided to “Occupy” public education, releasing a 10 point plan for reforming New York City's public school system. Some of their demands include "a... Read on...

Business Innovation Factory

Summary: The Business Innovation Factory (BIF) creates real world laboratories where organizations can design, prototype, and test new models for delivering value. BIF's mission is to enable business model and system level... Read on...

Cadwell Collaborative

Summary: Cadwell Collaborative helps schools realize their visions and goals as they become exemplary organizations, where students, teachers, and parents learn and work with their communities to create a hopeful, healthy future... Read on...

Chicago Youth Initiating Change

Summary: Chicago Youth Initiating Change is a student-led organization that will ensure every school is designed to provide every student with a relevant and challenging education that prepares us to reach our greatest potential... Read on...

Citizens for Public Schools

Summary: Citizens for Public Schools believes society is best served when publicly-funded schools are accountable to the whole community and open to all children. We expect our schools to educate the whole child and, to do so,... Read on...

Coming Together: Dem. Inquiry for Teachers & Community Educators (overview)

Summary: This seminar series was inspired by, and designed as a means of continuing, the conversations begun in the NLU Forums about education held in the spring of 2011 (Chicago in These Times). Coming Together supports... Read on...

Coming Together: Dem. Inquiry for Teachers & Community Educators (resources)

Summary: This seminar series was inspired by, and designed as a means of continuing, the conversations begun in the NLU Forums about education held in the spring of 2011 (Chicago in These Times). Coming Together supports... Read on...

Coming Together: Dem. Inquiry for Teachers & Community Educators (summary)

Summary: This seminar series was inspired by, and designed as a means of continuing, the conversations begun in the NLU Forums about education held in the spring of 2011 (Chicago in These Times). Coming Together supports... Read on...

Dignity in Schools Campaign

Summary: The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC... Read on...

Facing History and Ourselves

Summary: At Facing History and Ourselves, we set out with a defining purpose that's both humanistic and civic: to help teachers and students confront the complexities of history in ways that promote critical thinking, academic... Read on...

Global Best Practices - An Internationally Benchmarked Self-Assessment Tool for Secondary Learning

Summary: Global Best Practices: An Internationally Benchmarked Self-Assessment Tool for Secondary Learning is a practical, action-oriented tool for teachers, school administrators, superintendents, school boards, parents, and... Read on...

Healthy Schools Campaign

Summary: Healthy Schools Campaign, an independent not-for-profit organization, is the leading authority on healthy school environments and a voice for people who care about our environment, our children, and education.Our... Read on...

Hole in the Wall

Summary: Hole-in-the-Wall is one such idea, which offers the world a surprisingly fresh perspective on the learning process. Breaking the traditional confines of a school, Hole-in-The-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL) takes the... Read on...

IDEA Learning Report

Summary: IDEA Learning Report: Covering April 2013 - January 2014

As a Reggio Emilia teacher makes visible the learning and conversations she sees unfolding in an early childhood classroom, this Learning Report is an invitation... Read on...

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

Author: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

Summary: We are a group of students in New Orleans who want to rethink and rebuild our schools after Hurricane Katrina. Our vision is simple: a great education for every kid in our city, no matter the color of their skin, what... Read on...

King County Youth Development Network

Summary: The King County Youth Development Network (KCYDN) is a collaborative resource and network for local youth development staff, both online and in-person. KCYDN provides a centralized website where youth development... Read on...

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