Current Projects

The Center for Education Organizing (CEO) supports and amplifies local and national demands for educational justice in underserved communities. The CEO integrates the expertise of a university-based research center, years of on-the-ground experience supporting education organizing, and our...
In January of 2010, Central Falls High School (CFHS) was identified as one of Rhode Island’s persistently lowest‐achieving schools. Schools identified as persistently lowest-achieving are required to choose among four possible intervention models: turnaround, restart, school closure, or...
Education leaders across the country are confounded by a growing phenomenon: too many students are not college ready when they leave high school.  Although indicators exist to identify students at-risk of dropping out of high school, few indicators of students’ college readiness are...
 In 2012, the Ford Foundation asked the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) at Brown University to help develop a framework for tracking the implementation of the Foundation’s More and Better Learning Time (MBLT) initiative. The initiative’s objective is to make more and better...
AISR research staff are in the second year of a two-and-a-half-year documentation and evaluation of MNPS Achieves – a reform aimed at developing leadership for transformational change – which is part of a major, multi-pronged improvement effort launched by Director of Schools Jesse Register. The...
AISR provides technical assistance to support the local district redesign efforts of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s New Day for Learning (NDL) initiative. The initiative’s goal is the redesign of school- and community-based learning resources so that all children receive the supports needed...
Current national and local education policies often pit teachers and parents against each other, trapping them in a cycle of blame and mistrust. But in one Minneapolis community, parents and teachers decided to work together to make their schools better – with great results. Organized Parents,...
In 1995, a small group of parents in the south Bronx discovered that only 17 percent of their elementary school children were reading at grade level. Their determined campaign to bring high-quality education to their neighborhood, one of the poorest in the nation, evolved into a citywide effort...
     Over the past decade, the sustained efforts of advocates and community organizations across the country have drawn increasing public scrutiny to the nation’s “School to Prison Pipeline” – the set of policies and practices that result in disproportionate numbers of low-...
The Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) is a coalition of approximately 70 organizations and 175 active individual members who are committed to using their collective resources to improve outcomes for all children and youth in the Providence Public School District (PPSD).Formed in 2010, this...