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Equitable, High-Quality Public Education

We’re amplifying the work of individuals, organizations, schools, and systems that are making learning rigorous, relevant, engaging, and available for each and every student. These films tell their stories. 

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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Promise

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Promise

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Mississippi Rising

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Mississippi Rising

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Reimagining the Classroom

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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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In Pursuit Of Liberty

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In Pursuit Of Liberty

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The Bell Curve is Nonsense

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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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Jet Cockpits and The End of Average

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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

The Partnership for the Future of Learning supports Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) as a way of working towards equity in public schools. CRE is a method of rigorous, student-centered learning that cultivates critical thinking and connects curriculum and teaching to students’ experiences, perspectives, histories, and cultures. These films tell the stories of students and teachers creating culturally responsive learning environments. Watch all nine films and learn 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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CRE Stories: Being Culturally Responsive as a White Teacher

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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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CRE Stories: Relearning History, Telling New Stories

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CRE Stories: Relearning History, Telling New Stories

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Racial Equity

History and research have shown that race, even more than class, remains an indicator that determines disparities in school success, discipline, and a variety of educational and life outcomes. We’re amplifying the voices of those working to address racial inequities to show how public schools continue to be weakened by the historic racism and inequity and what communities and schools are doing together to make things better.

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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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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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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Teachers & Classrooms

We believe that all of our schools and systems need to constantly improve and that we can all learn from students and educators who are advancing new and different visions. This section includes Ask Why, 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.”

The 180 Day School Year

School's out for summer. Why is that, exactly? The answer is in our newest #AskWhy video (produced by 180 Studio) -- it might surprise you.

Posted by 180 Studio on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Ask Why - 180 Days

Why do young people attend 180 days of school each year? Why is the academic year separated by a long summer break that researchers now worry leads to“learning loss”?

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Ask Why - Carnegie Units

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Carnegie Units

Why do Carnegie Units still reign supreme in our education system? Discover the not-so-great reason in the latest Ask Why video produced by 180 Studio in partnership with Education Reimagined

Posted by 180 Studio on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Ask Why - Carnegie Units

“I am convinced the time has come once and for all to bury the old Carnegie Unit. Further since the foundation I now head created this academic measurement over a century ago, I feel authorized to officially declare the Carnegie unit obsolete.” – Ernest Boyer

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Ask Why - Grades

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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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Ask Why - Classrooms

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Ask Why - Classrooms

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Ask Why - Memorization

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Ask Why - Memorization

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Ask Why - Ages

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Ask Why - Ages

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Instructional Leadership Corps Takes Root in Yuba City

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Instructional Leadership Corps Takes Root in Yuba City

A network is tapping into teacher expertise to help California’s educators teach to these new standards, which focus on developing higher-order thinking skills through student inquiry and problem-solving.

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Powerful Communities, Powerful Schools

A real vision for public education is most powerful when it’s based on what’s already happening in public schools and communities. We support and amplify the work of individuals, schools, and communities that are advancing student­-centered, deeper learning, and creating positive, equitable learning environments. These films tell their stories. 

Community Power • Remodeling Education

How a Community School Helps ELLs Succeed

Visit Wolfe Street Academy in Baltimore, MD, a school with more than 76% ELLs, to see how this community school is supporting its students and families through programs and services that include dental screenings, food giveaways, after-school activities, and much, much more.

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Oakland SOL

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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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The Long View

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Community Power • Deeper Learning

The Long View

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180: Thrive

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180: Thrive

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Community Schools: As Unique as the Children They Serve

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Community Schools: As Unique as the Children They Serve

What is a community school? A learning hub that brings together academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement under one roof, leading to improved learning, stronger families, and healthier communities. Find out more!

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Green Bronx Machine

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Green Bronx Machine

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Oakland International High School: 2017 Community School Awardee

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Oakland International High School: 2017 Community School Awardee

Oakland International High School educates newly arrived immigrants and refugees as part of the Oakland Unified School District. With students from 30 countries speaking many languages, the focus of the school is on English language acquisition, acculturation, and helping students and families feel at home. As a community school, they work to provide resources throughout the community and beyond to support students and families.

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NH Public Schools Rising

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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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#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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Deeper Learning

We know that students achieve deeper learning outcomes through student-centered approaches and structures. That’s why we’re supporting and amplifying the work of those engaging students in deeper learning—creating and advancing equitable learning environments, and preparing students for effective participation in a diverse democracy and evolving economy.

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Cynthia Tong teaches social studies through embodied lessons.

Cynthia Tong, an 8th grade social studies teacher in Ewa Beach, Hawaii connects students to history and social studies through movement and embodied lessons.

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Cicely Woodard, 8th Grade Math Teacher

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Cicely Woodard, 8th Grade Math Teacher

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Navigating Our Way

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Navigating Our Way

Navigating Our Way offers a vision of what becomes possible for young people when all paths to realizing their potential are respected and supported. This story envisions how children and communities are made all the more vibrant when their education aligns with their passion.

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Matthew Bacon-Brenes, Dual Language Immersion Teacher

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Matthew Bacon-Brenes, Dual Language Immersion Teacher

Matthew Bacon-Brenes, a dual language immersion teacher in Portland, Oregon helps to realize the power of dual language immersion by teaching American history in Japanese.

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