School Reform

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Summary: The Annenberg Insitute for School Reform's vision is the transformation of traditional school systems into “smart education systems” that develop and integrate high-quality learning opportunities in all areas of... 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...

Association for High School Innovation (AHSI)

Summary: The Association for High School Innovation creates pathways and expands options to future success for all youth. AHSI is a national network of youth development organizations operating nearly 300 schools and programs in... Read on...

CommonAction Blog

Accredited Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: CommonAction Blog is an arm of CommonAction Consulting, founded by internationally-recognized youth engagement thought leader Adam Fletcher to sustain and expand democracy in the U.S. and Canada by working to... Read on...

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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...

Education for Liberation’s EdLib Lab

Summary: The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people, particularly low-income youth and youth of... Read on...

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Educational Colonialism by Chris Lehmann

Summary: In this Huffinton Post article, Chris Lehmann, founding Principal of Science Leadership Academy, says that when powerful people ensure arts-enriched learning for their own kids but push for rote memorization for other... Read on...

Innovation-Based Systemic Reform: Getting Beyond Traditional School

Accredited Author: Education Evolving

Summary: Stating that conventional schools are based on an out-dated model that often suppresses learning, this paper by the policy group Education Evolving makes the case for school reform to embrace innovation. Specific... Read on...

Institute for Youth, Education, and Families - National League of Cities

Summary: The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), a special entity within the National League of Cities (NLC), helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth, and families in their... Read on...

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

Accredited 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...

Organized Communities, Stronger Schools: Case Study Series

Accredited 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...

Our Communities Left Behind: An Analysis of the Administration’s School Turnaround Policies

Accredited Author: Communities for Excellent Public Schools

Summary: On July 28, 2010 CEPS issued a report, Our Communities Left Behind: An Analysis of the Administration's School Turnaround Policies, with the support of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University... Read on...

Parents for Public Schools

Summary: Parents for Public Schools (PPS) is a national organization of community-based chapters working with public school parents and other supporters to improve and strengthen local public schools. PPS builds coalitions with... Read on...

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Q.E.D Foundation

Summary: Q.E.D. Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing training, coaching, and strategic consulting in the re-engagement of disengaged learners, effective design of engaging learning, youth voice, democratic practices,... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in The NetworkOrganizations

Redesigning High Schools: 10 Features of Good Small Schools

Accredited Author: Linda Darling-Hammond with Matt Alexander and Donielle Price, School Redesign Network

Summary: One of the most clear and profound descriptions of democratic education, this piece by the distinguished educator Linda Darling-Hammond makes the case that factory schooling is the wrong kind of education for the wrong... Read on...

Reschool Yourself

Accredited Author: Melia Dicker

Summary: At the age of 28, Melia Dicker went back to kindergarten. She needed to get her life back on track, and she wanted to start over from the very beginning. Over several months, she repeated her education, from... Read on...

Rated: 54321 (5/5), based on 1 review Posted in The NetworkBlogs

Rethinking Schools

Accredited Author: Rethinking Schools

Summary: Rethinking Schools is a leading education journal for social justice, critical pedagogy, and curriculum issues. Articles are largely written by practicing teachers working today in K-12 schools and universities around... Read on...

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Rethinking Schools’ teaching and curriculum resources

Summary: The leading education journal on social justice issues and progressive pedagogy, Rethinking Schools also offers a great deal of teaching and curriculum resources for teachers and youth workers. You'll find practical... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in Action and ChangeLesson Plans and Activities

San Diego Community-Based School Reform Model

Accredited Author: San Diego Unified School District

Summary: The San Diego Unified School District is committed to a community-based school reform model to elevate all schools within the district to higher levels of student achievement. This model empowers teachers, students, and... Read on...

School Redesign Network

Summary: The School Redesign Network (SRN) at Stanford University exists to build, capture and share research-based knowledge to transform secondary schools and school systems. Their mission is to help support and sustain... Read on...

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