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Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice

Paula Arce-Trigatti from Rice University’s Kinder Institute and Tulane University’s Douglas Harris bring together voices from education research and practice to discuss school reforms and the implications for urban schooling nationally. (Urban Education Reform ceased publishing in December 2018.)

Education Opinion Farewell
Urban Education Reform's final blog post looks back, ahead, and bids farewell.
Urban Education Contributor, December 4, 2018
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Teaching Opinion How Can We Democratize Evidence in Education?
Researchers, educators, and funders issue calls to action for democratizing evidence in education.
Urban Education Contributor, December 3, 2018
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Teaching Opinion Democratizing Evidence in Education and Why it Matters
Democratizing the way that research evidence is produced and used can foster equity, improvement, and innovation in education.
Urban Education Contributor, November 26, 2018
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Special Education Opinion The Special Education Enrollment Gap in Louisiana: Charter Versus Traditional Schools
Research examines special education enrollment rates in charter schools and traditional schools.
Urban Education Contributor, November 15, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The District Role in Improving Students' College Access and Success
How research informs one school district's conversations and efforts around supporting students' postsecondary success.
Urban Education Contributor, November 15, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Learning About Los Angeles Students' Pathways to College
Research examines Los Angeles students' college-application and -enrollment behaviors to learn more about their pathways to college and where supports are needed.
Urban Education Contributor, November 12, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion What Happens When an Education Researcher and a School Principal Connect, Part 2
A personal account of on-the-ground research-practice partnership work, presented in five acts.
Urban Education Contributor, November 8, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion What Happens When an Education Researcher and a School Principal Connect, Part 1
A personal account of on-the-ground research-practice partnership work, presented in five acts.
Urban Education Contributor, November 5, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion Thriving Through Challenges: An Education Research-Practice Partnership's Tale
Trust, communication, and a shared vision help one research-practice partnership weather turnover and other challenges.
Urban Education Contributor, November 1, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion The Top Three Challenges Research-Practice Partnerships in Education Face, and How to Overcome Them
Recent research suggests that challenges can be important opportunities for growth for research-practice partnerships in education and ultimately make them stronger.
Urban Education Contributor, October 29, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion How Do Principals Experience a Decentralized School System?
New research captures Houston principals' attitudes about and experiences with working in a decentralized school system.
Urban Education Contributor, October 25, 2018
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School & District Management Opinion What Does Decentralization Look Like in Houston?
Research sheds light on how one urban school district implemented decentralization.
Urban Education Contributor, October 22, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion How Massachusetts Is Building Capacity of Educator-Preparation Programs
Research findings on the implementation of a new teacher candidate performance assessment in Massachusetts inform the development of additional supports for educator preparation programs.
Urban Education Contributor, October 18, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Helping Prepare Teachers in Massachusetts for Day One
Massachusetts' new performance assessment for teacher candidates helps boost readiness.
Urban Education Contributor, October 15, 2018
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