Keith Catone

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Principal Associate, Community Organizing and Engagement
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Twitter: @KeithAISRTwitter bird

385 Keith Catone manages the Annenberg Institute's technical assistance and capacity building support for community organizing and engagement in the New England region.  He also assists on research projects related to education organizing and engagement and is a member of the Center for Education Organizing program staff.  Prior to joining the Institute, he was the project director for the Youth 4 Change Alliance in Providence, RI. Previously, he taught high school social studies at Banana Kelly High School in the South Bronx and co-founded the New York Collective of Radical Educators, a citywide teacher activist organization. He serves on the boards of the Education for Liberation Network and College Visions. He holds an A.B. in Public Policy from Brown University and an Ed.M. in School Leadership and Ed.D. in Culture, Communities, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.



Recent AISR articles and commentary:

Commentary: Keith contributed to Youth and Adults Partnering to Improve Schools and Communities (3/25/14)

Commentary: Grassroots Communities Plant the Seeds of Hope for Public Education (6/28/13)

Voices in Urban Education 36: Teachers Unions as Partners, Not Adversaries (Spring 2013)

Voices in Urban Education 34: Free Minds, Free People: Education for a Just, Multiracial Future (Summer 2012)

Commentary: National Growth of Community Organizing: Essential to School Transformation (4/3/12)

Commentary: Emulate, Don't Eliminate, Tucson's Mexican American Studies Program (3/16/12)

Commentary: Bruno Mann's "Straw Mom Argument" (11/14/11)


In the News:

How can more Pittsburgh parents become engaged in their kid's education?, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (10/28/14)

Annenberg Institute: Activists Offer Alternate Vision of Public SchoolsEducation Week (7/3/13)

AISR's Keith Catone to Lead Teacher Activism Session at RWU's Urban Ed Conference (10/14-15, 2011)



video icon Keith Catone comments on the Free Minds, Free People Conference (July 2013)

video Author Keith Catone answers questions related to his commentary:
Grassroots Communities Plant the Seeds of Hope for Public Education (July 2013)