A new report from the NYC Coalition for Educational Justice detailing the challenges of the new Regents diploma requirements to the city’s already low graduation rates. CEJ calls on the city and state to take immediate steps to help students meet the higher standards. The report was researched and prepared for Coalition for Educational Justice by Annenberg Institute staff.
At the request of the Nellie Mae Foundation (NMEF), AISR staff examined the growing body of literature on community organizing to understand how this strategy fits into systemic education reform. The research shows that community organizing for school reform has the potential to create equitable changes in schools and districts, develop innovative education solutions that reflect the knowledge of under-served communities, and build the long-term social capital of under-served communities both to support schools and districts and to hold them accountable for improving achievement.
This report is the first of a series of lessons learned from the Transatlantic School Innovation Alliance. The goal of this partnership is to improve teaching, learning, and educational leadership by creating a peer network of principals and practitioners in urban secondary schools in the United States and the United Kingdom. The report examines how policy shapes practice in these collaborative networks, which benefit educators by allowing them to share knowledge and best practices with their peers in other schools and cities, as well as internationally.