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.

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


  • National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education

    On December 9, parents, students and educators in cities and towns across the country will mobilize in public action as part of the National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education: Our Schools, Our Solutions. Read more here Image by National Opportunity to Learn Campaign

  • How Students Are Leading Us

    Philadelphia’s students have long been a major force in the battle for public education, and for the past decade and a half they have fought valiantly against the encroachment of neoliberalism, the idea that market-based logic can solve non-market problems more efficiently and effectively than governmental or public sector agencies. Leading this charge have been ...

  • 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 ...

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