AISR Speaks Out: Commentary on Urban Education
April 18, 2011
We need to consider the concerns and suggestions of the real experts on how school closings affect students — the students themselves.
March 31, 2011
Executive Director Warren Simmons highlights the urgency of creating a 21st Century education system, including extended learning time.
March 17, 2011
Warren Simmons, executive director of the Annenberg Institute, shares his perspective on the Warren Institute’s recent Civil Rights Research Roundtable.
February 25, 2011
After two hours of contentious discussion last night, the Providence, R.I. School Board voted 4 to 3 to issue termination notices to each of the city’s 1,926 public school teachers. The Annenberg Institute’s Warren Simmons comments on this remarkable development that has ricocheted around the U.S. as other cities attempt to grapple with their own huge budget deficits.
February 21, 2011
More and more districts are turning to funding formulas that address hidden inequities in their allocations among schools.
February 3, 2011
Organized parents and students are shaping education policy and improving schools all over the country, right now.
January 26, 2011
School Reform Leader Responds to the State of the Union Address
December 16, 2010
Peer networks of teachers, school heads, and students from urban education systems can improve literacy teaching and learning and develop urban leadership.
December 2, 2010
New York City’s recent public school chancellor appointment highlights the opportunity to include what the school-improvement theories usually omit: the voices of parents and community residents.
October 28, 2010
A high-quality education for all children in all of a community’s schools is not possible without meaningful parent leadership.
October 5, 2010
Youth organizations, with support from foundations and other reform support organizations, are becoming more and more politically informed, invested, and involved in the issues and decisions that affect them.
September 23, 2010
Value-added measurements of teachers have generated a mixed response from experts; an NYU educational economist weighs in on the debate.
July 27, 2010
Youth organizations are giving youth a voice on the issues directly affecting their education.
July 13, 2010
To improve instruction, policy-makers need to broaden the prevailing focus on individual teachers and recognize that teaching quality also depends on collective practice.
June 30, 2010
Parent organizing groups in New York City have been at the forefront of developing a new approach to school turnarounds.
June 14, 2010
Community organizers are starting to insert their collective voice and power into school reform decisions — and federal policy-makers need to pay attention.
May 19, 2010
Leading indicators in education, as in economics, signal early progress — or lack of it — in academic achievement while there is still time to intervene and provide supports.
April 12, 2010
What happens before and after a restructuring will determine whether it succeeds or fails.
February 23, 2010
An increased federal focus on state governments as change agents for public education raises some issues.
February 11, 2010
Education policy-makers must involve the whole community in reforms and keep equity in mind.
January 25, 2010
Partnerships with universities offer a “powerful model” to build school system capacity.
January 5, 2010
Organized urban youth have proven to be effective and powerful partners in school reform.
December 11, 2009
A recent report notes that national media coverage of education is woefully inadequate. But would better coverage of national policy solve the problem, or do we need more than that?
September 21, 2009
Data shows that New York City needs to do more to ensure that students are ready for postsecondary education.
August 1, 2009
A study shows that schools with non-punitive discipline policies are producing results.
April 20, 2009
A community meeting highlights a community organizing group’s role in transforming Oakland schools.
March 15, 2009
AISR is convening a meeting in New Orleans to share ideas and knowledge and build strategies for improvement.
February 5, 2009
CEJ speaks out about a potential crisis in the city’s high schools and what the city could do to avert it.
January 8, 2009
Annenberg Institute Executive Director Warren Simmons speaks out to president-elect Barack Obama, on ways to improve education.