Current Projects

The Gates Foundation’s Compact Initiative goal of using charter-district collaboration to enhance public education implies the guiding research question for the proposed study: How and under what conditions does the Compact initiative influence cities’ portfolios of public schools? The...
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...
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...
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Education has contracted with Annenberg Institute for School Reform to conduct the external evaluation of the 20 grantees that are implementing English Language Learning (ELL) Enrichment Academies during Summer 2014. In this evaluation, we are assessing the...
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...
This multi-method research project is a collaboration among AISR, Boston Public Schools, and the Center for Collaborative Education based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Phase I report, Opportunity and Equity: Enrollment and Outcomes of Black and Latino Males in Boston Public Schools,...
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...