Education

The URBAN Education node is comprised of scholars and practitioners from across the United States whose work cuts across disciplines and methodologies to address issues related to educational equity.

CONTACT
Email the Education node here.
The Education Node Co-Chairs can be reached for:
Ana Antunes: Graduate Students/Mentoring Questions
Sarah Hobson: Publishing and Communications Questions
Joy Howard: AERA Planning Questions

NEWS

  • 2014 AERA Conference in Philadelphia

    The theme of the 2014 Conference of the American Educational Research Association is The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy.  Check out the many excellent sessions, including several facilitated by URBAN’s Philadelphia Node. Read more here   Image by the American Educational Research Association

  • CDCs and Academic Partnerships

    The Mel King Institute is hosting an Innovation Forum to highlight a new report on CDCs and Academic Partnerships Massachusetts. They invite you to come hear the results of the report and engage with  panelists who will share their stories of CDCs and institutions working together.  The Innovation Forum will be held on November 21 from 9am-12pm ...

  • One Activist Intellectual’s Experience in Surviving and Transforming the Academy

    My survival in higher education has its roots in the connections between my lived experience as the immigrant son of farm worker parents and the lessons learned in overcoming systemic obstacles as a community organizer and intellectual activist. Whenever the road in academia got rough I had to face another hurdle, I always remembered the ...

  • Outside the School Box

    This course explores historical and contemporary challenges involved in the policy and practice of viewing education more broadly than schooling alone. Students will explore several historical case studies, conceptual frames, and current policy challenges, culminating in a research project in service to the Norris Square community in Philadelphia. Read more here. Author(s): Michael Johanek Publication Date: 2013   Image by Penn GSE

  • Civic & Community Engagement (in Urban Schools) Honors Course

    This course was developed as a partnership between the education department at Penn State-Berks, The Penn State Educational Partnership Program’s Urban Teacher Leadership Program, and the school district of the city of Reading, PA. Themes explored in this course include: urban education, youth civic engagement, and action research. Students in the course engaged in service ...

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