This multi-method research project is a collaboration among AISR, Boston Public Schools, and the Center for Collaborative Education, with support from the Barr Foundation.The Phase I report, Opportunity and Equity: Enrollment and Outcomes of Black and Latino Males in Boston Public Schools...
The Center for Education Organizing (CEO) supports and amplifies local and national demands for educational justice in underserved communities. The CEO integrates the expertise of a university-based research center, years of on-the-ground experience supporting education organizing, and our...
The Gates Foundation’s Compact Initiative goal of using charter-district collaboration to enhance public education implies the guiding research question for the proposed study: How and under what conditions does the Compact initiative influence cities’ portfolios of public schools? The...
The Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) is a coalition of approximately 70 organizations and 175 active individual members who are committed to using their collective resources to improve outcomes for all children and youth in the Providence Public School District (PPSD).Formed in 2010, this...
Education Justice Network is a collaboration of six nationally recognized research, advocacy, and policy scholars and organizations that work together to promote educational equity and opportunity for students of color and other traditionally underserved students. EJN asserts the value and...
The college enrollment rate of Boston Public School graduates may be relatively high (66.2% for the class of 2011), but there is significant variation by race, income level, disability status, and English proficiency. Although there has been considerable research on the relationships between...
Since 2011, AISR has played an important technical assistance role for grantees of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) in support of parent organizing, family engagement, and youth leadership and voice efforts.  Parent Organizing and Family EngagementNMEF funds Lead Community...
AISR's Community Organizing & Engagement staff provide research, training, and logistical support to parent and youth organizing groups in NYC, particularly the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ), a citywide coalition of parents and community groups organizing for equity and...
Theory of change showing how parent leaders might transform themselves and their children, families, communities, and states.The Parent Leadership Indicators project will provide a novel and comprehensive way for parent leadership training and organizing initiatives to assess and...
We are conducting a multi-year evaluation of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), an initiative based on a civic empowerment training approach that rests on core democratic values. The program enables parents to become advocates for children and focuses on parents as partners with...
In 2012, the Education Program of The Heinz Endowments funded AISR to conduct a scan of parent-led, community-based school reform efforts. The findings, reported in Family Engagement and Education: A Research Scan and Recommendations, found that while there was high interest from parents and...
Through PASSAGE (Positive and Safe Schools Advancing Greater Equity), AISR has supported districts and communities working together to reduce discipline disparities and promote positive approaches to school discipline. In the first stage of the PASSAGE initiative, funding from The Atlantic...
Opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students and families in communities of color and impoverished areas manifest in myriad ways in the everyday realities of teachers. The lived experiences of teachers and the expertise that develops as a result must be harnessed effectively to ensure...
The Schott Foundation for Public Education’s Healthy Living and Learning Climates (HLLC) initiative is part of the New Venture Fund initiative that aims to “create healthy living and learning environments for young men of color, ending harsh disciplinary practices and the school-to-prison pipeline...
AISR collaborates with the Education Department at Brown University to offer the Urban Education Policy (UEP) master’s degree program. Warren Simmons and Joanna Geller co-teach the Urban Systems and Structures class; Michael Grady and Jaime del Razo co-teach the Research...