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URBAN Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)

The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)

When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)

Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah

Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University

Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado

Chereta Madison, University of Colorado

Maria Torre, City University of New York

What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.

This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2

Newsletter on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology of the ASA

Attached is the latest issue of the newsletter of the section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology of the ASA which includes my piece on our paper on guidelines for editors and scholars producing articles for traditional journals. I assume millions of people will put down their New York Times critiques of Donald Trump to read this and totally change the direction of their careers.

Gregory D. Squires

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URBAN Sessions at the American Sociological Association Meeting

The Sociology Node of the Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) is

participating in a series of activities to advance collaborative, community-
based research at the August meetings of the American Sociological

Association (ASA) and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) that

may be of interest to community engaged scholars. URBAN is a national,

interdisciplinary network of scholars engaged in collaborative research to

advance equity and social justice. We hope you will join us!

 

URBAN Gathers for Third National Meeting: “Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers”

Urban Research-Based Action Network (URBAN) Gathers for Third National Meeting at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

On Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st, nearly one hundred scholars, activists, and artists gathered for the third national URBAN conference at the CUNY Graduate Center: Critical Solidarities and Multi-Scalar Powers. Continue reading

Education Node at AERA and Leadership Change

The Education node included a lineup of AERA events in the program this year in Washington D.C.. Thank you to all who presented, chaired, discussed, mentored, attended, and otherwise contributed to the sessions. It was a very rich series, with a powerful Presidential session, a well-attended fireside chat, a couple of inspiring off-site events, where we learned from local community activists and school administrators, and several substantive and generative roundtables and symposia. We again extend our warm congratulations to Researchers for Fair Policing, represented by Brett Stoudt, Darian X, and Caitlin Cahill, who received the inaugural Truth to Power Award for Excellence in Collaborative Research at our business meeting. Thank you to all who participated! Continue reading

Youth Leadership Institute Facilitator Fellowship

Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) welcomes applicants who believe in the power of youth voice and leadership in the work to promote equity in their schools and communities.

About YLI
The Youth Leader Institute (YLI) is a convening of youth leaders, adult allies, and educators from across New England whose shared vision of education equity is grounded in a model that places students at the center of their own learning.
AISR has led the design and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for all Nellie Mae Education Foundation youth organization and district grantees. Since 2013, NMEF grantees have sent teams of youth leaders and adult allies to the YLI to learn more about each other’s work and diversity, youth-led social change, and student-centered learning. In 2014, the YLI planning process integrated a Youth Planning Team made up of high school students from all over New England. The Youth Planning Team, facilitated by AISR, helps determine the design and content of each year’s YLI.

Please see visit the website or attached for more information.

Invitation to Participate in AERA mini-course: Ethical Issues in Collaborative Research

Greetings,
We are inviting participants for our AERA mini-course: Ethical Issues in Collaborative Research. 
All professional development courses are listed on the AERA meeting page (click here[aera.net] for a list). We’ve recently learned, however, that professional development courses and mini-courses are not searchable in the AERA program. Below is the course description and instructions for how to register. 
Thank you,
Ron, Sheeva, and Natalie

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Open Letter to Philadelphia School Reform Commission Highlights Concern over School Privatization

In an open letter to the School Reform Commission (SRC) of the School District of Philadelphia, several Philadelphia-area faculty members raise concerns over the plans to privatize three elementary schools.  The letter questions the process by which the SRC decided on privatization, as it excluded parents and communities who prefer neighborhood schools, and the rationale that poor student performance drives privatization.