Philadelphia

URBAN Philadelphia will bring together academics, policymakers, community organizers, and representatives from nonprofit and advocacy organizations to exchange ideas and work together to develop projects that seek to improve Philadelphia. These research-based projects will address the everyday needs of Philadelphians for access to high-quality schooling, decent jobs, healthcare, healthy food, and affordable housing in safe, vibrant neighborhoods.

NEWS

  • Highlights from National URBAN Conference

    On April 30th and May 1st, the first national URBAN gathering took place at UMASS Boston. Forty-five scholars from across the country gathered for a 2-day working conference on “Collaborative Research for Equity and Action in Education.” Funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association, the conference was designed to bring together scholars ...

  • Teaching & Researching in Support of Public Ed

    On January 24, 2015 the URBAN Philadelphia Node, the St. Joseph’s University Education Unit, Teacher Action Group (TAG), Caucus of Working Educators (WE), and Teachers Lead Philly will host a convening on leveraging quality research in support of equitable and democratic public education in Philadelphia.  Researchers and teachers concerned about the current market-based reforms in education will ...

  • UAA Pre-conference Workshop

    The Urban Affairs Association will host a pre-conference workshop on urban education policy advocacy on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Entitled Connecting Research to Urban Education Activism, this workshop will bring together scholar activists who are conducting or want to conduct research in one of the areas listed below and related areas. Participants will briefly discuss ...

  • Philly Node Launch and Symposia at AERA 2014

    The URBAN Philadelphia Node will officially launch at the  2014 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia!  Descriptions of the sessions that the Philadelphia Node will host are offered below.  Check the conference website for complete and up-to-date information on these and all other conference sessions and events.  Click here for a list of other ...

  • URBAN Meetings at 2014 AERA Conference

    URBAN will host a general meeting as well as several events at the upcoming AERA conference in Philadelphia from April 3-7.  Click here to view the full URBAN program!  Read more below! Thanks to the 2013-2014 URBAN planning team for putting this meeting together.  Click here to view the meeting agenda.   General URBAN AERA Meeting Sunday April 6, 2014, 4:00pm ...

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