Resources By Issue - Education

Today, when we consider the new challenges confronting education--and our whole society--it seems especially difficult to know what we should expect from our schools. Challenges such as the gap in student achievement, violence and racial and ethnic tensions have a powerful and immediate impact on our schools. What do we want our students to know and be able to do? What can schools do to help them achieve these goals? What can we do, as a community, to help improve education?

Community members and schools need to work together to make education in their community all that it can be. Dialogue-to-change programs can help people build the trusting relationships necessary for long-term change. People from diverse backgrounds and experiences develop trust, understand each other's experiences, and work together on solutions.

A four-session discussion guide to help schools and communities improve academic achievement for all students.
A multiple-session discussion guide including recommendations for tailoring the discussion to a particular community or organization's concerns.
Sample Logic Model Worksheet for Racial Equity and Particular Issues
Selected Events of Structural Oppression and Resistance in American History
This discussion guide takes a look at when, where, and what young people learn. How do we create the kind of community where all young people will have a chance to learn – in and beyond the school...
This discussion guide with help you build work with parents, teachers and students to develop action plans that will address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement.
Listen to how Text, Talk Act, is taking the pain we have experienced around mental health and turning it into a healing process. The talk around mental health is personal, powerful, and raw, and...

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, the dialogue to change program can help community members take action and make their voice heard.