School Change and Education Reform

Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy Series

Summary: This powerful series was created by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

"Community organizing for school reform offers an urgently needed alternative to traditional... Read on...

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education

Author: The Forum for Education and Democracy

Summary: Report by the Forum for Education and Democracy that provides analysis and recommendations that call for a new federal role in education to provide every child with the skills needed to strengthen our democracy. Drafted... Read on...

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Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn From Research

Author: Patricia H. Hinchey

Summary: "Given the experience to date with an overwhelming focus on student achievement scores as a basis for high-stakes decisions, policymakers would do well to pause and carefully examine the issues that make teacher... Read on...

National Center for Education Statistics

Summary: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) (see Organizational Chart) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within... Read on...

National Urban Alliance

Summary: The NUA's mission is to substantiate an irrefutable belief in the capacity of all public school children to achieve the high intellectual performances demanded by our ever changing global community. Our focus is teacher... Read on...

North Dakota Study Group

Summary: The North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation is a diverse network of progressive educators dedicated to advocacy for useful, fair, and democratic ways to document and assess children's learning and offering a criticism of... Read on...

Organized Communities, Stronger Schools: Case Study Series

Author: Kavitha Mediratta, Seema Shah, and Sara McAlister

Summary: Since the emergence of education organizing for school reform in the early 1990s, organizers, researchers, and foundations have debated the impact of community organizing on educational outcomes. This study looks at... Read on...

The Education City

Author: Yael Schwartzberg

Summary: Written by an expert change-agent with the Israeli Institute for Democratic Education, this paper describes the what, why, and how of building an education city, which is a city that aims to develop a society that... Read on...

Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform

Author: Anthony S. Bryk and Barbara Schneider

Summary: Important consequences play out in the day-to-day social exchanges within a school community. Recent research shows that social trust among teachers, parents, and school leaders improves much of the routine work of... Read on...

Using Participatory Action Research to Build Healthy Communities

Author: Meredith Minkler, DrPH

Summary: This paper lays out the ideas of participatory action research and explains how it is useful for creating change in communities, including a focus on 2 specific communities.

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