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
- Beyond the Ivory Tower: Research And Community Organizing For School Reform
Prepared for the 2005 conference of the American Educational Research Association, this readers theater presentation explains the use of research and community organizing to change the landscape of educational politics. Read more here. Author(s): Julie Flapan Joanna Goode Mary Johnson Julie Mendoza Jeannie Oakes Yvonne Paul Michelle Renée John Rogers Luis Sanchez Publication Date: 2005 Image from presentation by the authors
- “More Justice”: The Role of Organized Labor in Educational Reform
This article explores the potential role of low-wage service sector unions in engaging in equity-minded school reform. The members of many such unions are parents of children attending poorly resourced public schools. In seeking to address the interests of their members, labor unions can draw upon resources, organizing strategies, and political relationships to contribute to ...
- Unions and Education Justice: The Case of SEIU Local 1877 Janitors and the “Parent University”
The third brief in the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment’s (IRLE) series of Research and Policy Briefs highlights the work of the Service Employees International Union Local 1877, the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, UCLA School of Law’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and the UCLA Labor Center ...
- Just Schools Project
Just Schools California supports a broad-based coalition of community-based groups, youth organizations, civil rights advocates, teachers, researchers, and policymakers eager to participate actively in providing Californians — especially low-income students, English learners, African American and Latino students — with high quality schools. We provide research necessary for understanding the conditions and outcomes of California schools ...
- Organized Labor and School Reform
This project explores the potential role of low-wage service unions to use their organizing and political skills to promote educational justice. It considers whether the participation of low-wage sector unions in educational reform can: (1) build the power and capacity of both the union and its members and (2) expand educational opportunity for the children ...