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The Annenberg Institute for School Reform Center for Education Organizing

The NYC Coalition for Educational Justice

MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

Education for Liberation
- the site features free resources and by signing up for the listserve you get info about organizing activities and resources around the country

Free Minds Free People

Youth in Control was founded in NYC as a collaboration between students and youth development workers in the wake of the Occupy movement. The core organizations are El Puente, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol and Urban Art Beat.
Also see StudentActivistUnited@gmail.com
Publications of Interest
Critical Studies in Education (2013) Special Issue: Grassroots Educational Organizing in an Era of Venture Capital. 54(1).

Center for Education Organizing at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. (2012). “Getting Started in Education Organizing: Resources and Strategies.” http://annenberginstitute.org/publication/getting-started-education-organizing-resources-and-strategies

Chang, Benji, & Lee, Juhyung H. (2012). “Community-Based?” Asian American Youth, Parents and Community in the Shifting Chinatowns of New York and Los Angeles. Asian American Pacific Islander Nexus Journal, 10(2): 99-117.

Dixon-Román, Ezekiel & Gordon, Edmund W. (eds). (2012). Thinking comprehensively about education: Spaces of educative possibility and their implications for public policy. New York, NY: Routledge.   http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415894920/?utm_campaign=S12%20Thinking%20Comprehensively_9780415894920&utm_source=adestra&utm_medium=email

Fine, Michelle & Karp, Stan (2012). Review of Parent Power: Grassroots-Activism and K-12 Education Reform. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. http://nepc.colorado.edu/thinktank/review-parent-power

Ishimaru, Ann. (2012). From heroes to organizers: Principals and education organizing in urban school reform. Educational Administration Quarterly.   http://eaq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0013161X12448250v1

Kelly, Andrew P. & McGuinn, Patrick J. (July, 2012). “Parent power: Grass-roots activism and the new politics of K-12 education reform.” Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute.   To see a video of the authors and parent advocates discussing the report, go to: http://www.aei.org/events/2012/07/31/parent-power-grassroots-activism-and-the-new-politics-of-k-12-education-reform/   To download the report, go to: http://www.aei.org/papers/education/k-12/parent-power-grass-roots-activism-and-k-12-education-reform/

Lubienski, Christopher, Scott, Janelle T., Rogers, John & Welner, Kevin G. (2012). Missing the Target? The Parent Trigger as a Strategy for Parental Engagement and School Reform. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/missing-the-target

Middaugh, Ellen & the Civic Engagement Research Group. (2012, January). Service & Activism in the Digital Age: Supporting Youth Engagement in Public Life. Youth & Participatory Politics, DML Central Working Papers. http://connectedlearning.tv/ellen-middaugh-service-activism-digital-age-supporting-youth-engagement-public-life

Miller, Mike. (2012). Community Organizing: A Brief Introduction. Euclid Avenue Press. http://amzn.to/IzN2C7)

Schutz, A. & Sandy, Marie G. (2012). Collective Action for Social Change: An Introduction to Community Organizing. Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.amazon.com/Collective-Action-Social-Change-Introduction/dp/0230111254

Taines, Cynthia. (2012). Intervening in Alienation: The Outcomes for Urban Youth of Participating in School Activism. American Educational Research Journal, 49(1): 53-86. http://aer.sagepub.com/content/49/1/53.abstract

Voices in Urban Education (2012) Special Issue: Education for Liberation. 34 (Summer).

Finn, Mary. (2011). John Dewey and an “Organizing Approach to Teaching.” Journal of Educational Controversy, 6(1). http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Resources/CEP/eJournal/v006n001/

McAlister, S., Mintrop, H., Chong, S., and Renée, M. (2011). Target, Strategic Partner, Critical Friend? Relationships between School Leaders and Community Organizing Groups. In Auerbach, Susan (ed.). School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice. New York: Routledge.

Renée, M. and McAlister, S. (2011). The Strengths and Challenges of Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy: What the Research Says. Community Organizing as an Education Reform Strategy Series. Prepared by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Quincy, MA: Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Warren, M. R., & Mapp, K. (Eds.). (2011). A match on dry grass: Community organizing as a catalyst for school reform. New York: Oxford University Press. http://matchondrygrass.org/

Watson, Vajra. (2011). Learning to Liberate: Community-Based Solutions to the Crisis in Urban Education. New York: Routledge. http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Liberate-Community-Based-Solutions-Education/dp/0415898374

Bell, Lee Anne. (2010). Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching. New York, NY: Routledge.

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