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.

 
October 4, 2017
In the third of a series of interviews on educational governance, Angela Romans talks with Generation All director Beatriz Ponce de León about community involvement in Chicago.
July 26, 2017
In the second of a series of interviews on educational governance, AISR's Angela Romans talks with state leaders Tim Duffy and Tim Ryan about education as a constitutional right.
July 19, 2017
Rosann Tung, AISR's director of research and policy, offers highlights from the latest VUE issue on performance assessment as a more equitable alternative to standardized testing.
June 15, 2017
Categories: Notes from the Field
AISR’s undergraduate research intern Ruby Miller-Gootnick ‘18 reports back on the Teacher Leadership and Advocacy for Education Policy convening in Chicago.
May 25, 2017
In the first of a series of interviews on educational governance, AISR's Angela Romans talks with Central Falls School District leaders Victor Capellan and Anna Cano Morales.
April 27, 2017
Categories: Program Spotlight
A steering committee member of AISR's PASSAGE initiative describes how they transformed the Nashville school district's code of conduct to reduce discipline disparities.
March 30, 2017
Categories: Op-Ed
AISR Principal Associate Marisa Saunders writes that ESSA provides an opportunity for districts to include teacher ownership in measures of school success.
March 15, 2017
Categories: Op-Ed
AISR denounces Trump's executive orders that are in direct conflict with our mission in support of equity and opportunity for all students and communities.
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.