Welcome to our blog! See below for posts featuring opinion pieces, stories, resources, interviews, news, research summaries, and links that highlight our equity-driven work and the work and voices of our partners. Authors of blog posts include AISR staff members and our partners, and the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of AISR or Brown University.

 
February 8, 2017
After the close Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, we offer words of wisdom and inspiration from our special post-election issue of VUE.
January 30, 2017
Categories: Op-Ed
Michael Grady writes that this high-stakes moment in the history of U.S. public education requires battle-tested, knowledgeable leadership at the federal helm.
January 23, 2017
Categories: Notes from the Field
Angela Romans reports back on her experience volunteering as an adult ally at the youth-organized student walk-out on Inauguration Day in Providence, Rhode Island.
December 19, 2016
Categories: Op-Ed
In light of the election results, AISR Senior Fellow Warren Simmons reflects on the importance of supporting young people to build a more equitable society.
December 13, 2016
Categories: Partner Spotlight
A new report highlighting the success of Promesa Boyle Heights illustrates the transformative power of collective leadership and school-community collaboration.
November 30, 2016
Categories: Op-Ed
Rosann Tung writes that we must build on strong support for public education at the state level and continue to fight for equitable public schools under the Trump administration.
November 17, 2016
Categories: Notes from the Field
AISR's Alethea Frazier Raynor and Keith Catone reflect on their powerful experiences at the Facing Race conference, which took place days after the presidential election.
October 24, 2016
Categories: Partner Spotlight
After the National Week of Action Against School Pushout, AISR highlights the work being done by parent organizing groups fighting suspension disparities in Pittsburgh.
October 5, 2016
As voters prepare to make choices about charter schools on 11/ 8, we share insights on charter accountability from Richard Gray, AISR's Community Organizing & Engagement Director.
September 15, 2016
Categories: Partner Spotlight
This VUE excerpt highlights intergenerational family leadership and the comunitario model as new paradigms for family engagement that foster youth leadership and community action.
September 7, 2016
Categories: Op-Ed
Fifty years after the Coleman Report, AISR Senior Fellow Warren Simmons argues that it's time to move beyond its legacy to address the systemic causes of educational inequity.
September 1, 2016
Categories: Resources
As the U.S. resettles Syrian refugees in towns across the nation, we offer resources to help school communities meet the unique challenges of serving refugee children well.
August 30, 2016
Categories: Interview
Classical High School student Xilian Sansoucy talks about her summer job-shadow with AISR's Angela Romans and her potential career path from youth leadership to education reform.
August 28, 2016
Categories: In the News
A narrowing gap in school readiness may be the result of two core issues recently discussed in AISR's Voices in Urban Education: high-quality early education and family engagement.
August 18, 2016
Categories: Interview
Dalma Diaz, a new master's student in Brown's Urban Education Policy (UEP) program and the winner of the Ruth J. Simmons Scholarship, reflects on her path to the UEP program.
August 11, 2016
Categories: Resources
Joanna Geller, senior research associate at AISR and guest editor of VUE, discusses what it takes to implement family engagement initiatives that transform underserved communities.
August 2, 2016
Categories: Staff Spotlight
AISR's interim executive director Michael Grady proposes that strategic partnerships are essential to data collaborations that increase college readiness and success.
July 28, 2016
Categories: Program Spotlight
Anne T. Henderson and Kate Gill Kressley discuss their work with parent leaders and the development of their "Capturing the Ripple Effect" Theory of Change.
July 14, 2016
Categories: Op-Ed
Angela Romans, co-director of District & Systems Transformation, shares key advice for new superintendents of urban schools.
July 5, 2016
Categories: Resources
VUE authors share recommendations for online resources on early childhood education and early learning transitions.