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As a network, the Partnership has focused its efforts on promoting policies to strengthen the K-12 system and calling attention to schools that have made learning meaningful, relevant, and available for every student, so they are fully prepared for life after high school. Find out why by watching these films.

Community Power • Racial Equity

Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens is an exploration of inequity and a view into resilient communities on the south side of Chicago. Learn more about the issues in the film and get engaged at ourkingsandqueens.com.

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Remodeling Education

Promise

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Remodeling Education

Promise

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Mississippi Rising

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Mississippi Rising

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Racial Equity • Remodeling Education

Reimagining the Classroom

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Racial Equity • Remodeling Education

Reimagining the Classroom

Selectively overlooking parts of human history and culture limits both our individual and collective potential. Brian Williams of Georgia State University shares his powerful story of how disenfranchisement in the classroom motivated his journey to become an equity-centered educator.

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Racial Equity • Remodeling Education

In Pursuit Of Liberty

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Racial Equity • Remodeling Education

In Pursuit Of Liberty

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Remodeling Education

The Bell Curve is Nonsense

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Remodeling Education

The Bell Curve is Nonsense

The burden of the bell curve has prevented us from supporting all young people and creating the conditions for them to succeed.

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Remodeling Education

Jet Cockpits and The End of Average

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Remodeling Education

Jet Cockpits and The End of Average

Just like pilots need many different gauges, flexible cockpits, and co-pilots, we need a flexible dashboard approach to support multiple ways of learning, monitoring and improving.

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Culturally Responsive Education

Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) connects curriculum and teaching to students’ experiences, perspectives, histories & cultures. It advances students’ academic achievement and sense of themselves as agents for change. Watch all nine films and find out more at crestories.org.

Racial Equity

CRE Stories: Race Conversations in the Classroom

Jillian McRae and Sam North co-facilitate a course about classism, sexism, and racism that creates space for students to have courageous conversations.

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Racial Equity

CRE Stories: Being Culturally Responsive as a White Teacher

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Racial Equity

CRE Stories: Being Culturally Responsive as a White Teacher

When Erin Dunlevy left her hometown in suburban New Jersey to teach in the South Bronx, she was shocked to see a line of 2,500 students wrapped around the school building waiting to pass through the only operational metal detector on campus.

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Racial Equity

CRE Stories: Relearning History, Telling New Stories

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Racial Equity

CRE Stories: Relearning History, Telling New Stories

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Ask Why

Ask Why is a four-part series, co-produced by ATTN and 180 Studio, designed to invite us to reflect on the assumptions we make about the thing we call “school.” When we pause to ask why, we can learn from students and educators who are advancing new and different visions.

Deeper Learning

Ask Why - Grades

It’s hard to imagine school without letter grades and grade point averages in the forefront. But grades just don’t tell the whole story for every student.

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Remodeling Education

Ask Why - Ages

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Remodeling Education

Ask Why - Ages

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

Ask Why - Classrooms

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

Ask Why - Classrooms

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Deeper Learning

Ask Why - Memorization

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Deeper Learning

Ask Why - Memorization

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Racial Equity

History and research have shown us that race, even more than class, remains an indicator that determines disparities in school success, discipline, and a variety of educational and life outcomes.

Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

A ROSe in LA

In Los Angeles, failure to fully fund Title I denies students more than $900 million a year. For students and educators at Susan Miller Dorsey High School in South-Central Los Angeles, this is an everyday reality.

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Journey 4 Justice

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Journey 4 Justice

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Racial Equity

A Real Crime

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Racial Equity

A Real Crime

180: A Real Crime puts a human face on the issue of zero tolerance policies, and on the school-to-prison pipeline. It ends with a clear signal to the solutions available to us, if we reframe the way we think about issues of discipline and student support in U.S. schools.

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Better Days are Coming

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Community Power • Racial Equity • School Funding

Better Days are Coming

Better Days are Coming is a call to action. It is a call to Congress to fully fund Title I. All around the country, education activists are taking action to demand public investment in public education.

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Powerful Communities, Powerful Schools

Community Power • Remodeling Education

Oakland SOL

Created over three years of hard work and careful planning by a motivated group of local parents and educators, Oakland SOL paints a different picture of school creation — one that is squarely grounded in the aspirations of the families and children who will comprise its community core.

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Community Power • Deeper Learning

The Long View

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Community Power • Deeper Learning

The Long View

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

180: Thrive

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

180: Thrive

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

NH Public Schools Rising

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Deeper Learning • Remodeling Education

NH Public Schools Rising

New Hampshire is getting national recognition for its public education policies, practices, and outcomes. Why is this small, rural state getting so much attention?

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Racial Equity

America to Me

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Racial Equity

America to Me

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Community Power • Remodeling Education

Green Bronx Machine

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Community Power • Remodeling Education

Green Bronx Machine

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Community Power • Racial Equity

#WeVoteNext

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Community Power • Racial Equity

#WeVoteNext

As thousands of Americans gathered peacefully in the nation’s capital to “March for Our Lives” and demand an end to gun-related violence in America and investment in healthy communities and schools. Simultaneously, thousands of young people—primarily students of color—did the same in communities across the country- from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, recognizing that the issues and policies around gun violence impacts communities of color is distinct ways. Our young people are demanding change.

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