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.

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.
June 7, 2016
Categories: In the News
In an excerpt from our most recent issue of VUE, Dr. Peter Simon calls on public health and education officials to work together to solve the systemic problem of lead poisoning.
May 25, 2016
Categories: Program Spotlight
On the ten-year anniversary of Brown's Urban Education Policy master's program, AISR's deputy director Michael Grady reflects on the program's local and regional impact.
May 17, 2016
Categories: Staff Spotlight
Warren Simmons delivered a major address at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in April 2016.
May 12, 2016
Categories: Notes from the Field
Ruth López reports back from co-chairing a Presidential Session on public scholarship and immigration at the American Educational Research Association national conference.
May 3, 2016
Categories: Partner Spotlight
Keith Catone highlights the recent family organizing and engagement work of Portland Empowered, one of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation's Lead Community Partner grantees.
April 28, 2016
AISR is happy to announce the launch of our blog, a new platform for unique content that highlights equity-based work and ideas in urban education reform.
April 27, 2016
Categories: Notes from the Field
Barbara Gross reports back from her experience at this year's Community Schools National Forum.
April 20, 2016
Categories: Notes from the Field
Angela Romans reports back about the "Breaking Barriers to College Access" panel at the Harvard Kennedy School's 12th Annual Black Policy Conference.