An excellent resource on how educators can "bring the community in" to the classroom.
Five years ago, Fremont High in Oakland had some of the highest discipline rates and lowest attendance in the city. Today, Fremont has seen its enrollment jump, and the number of students who qualify for college triple. Students say restorative justice is a big part of how transformation occurred.
A short video about a Charter school in East Oakland - a 'what is best for you' school with lots of parent and student voices.
Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. He is also founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland.
This is a video documenting the Culture Keepers Project; Our Streets Give back which is a part of #OYACGIVESBACK. The project highlights youth leadership, restorative justice, and community-based learning.
This brief provides an overview of these two approaches and describe a framework for bringing the two together at the high school level so that all students, particularly those in communities that have been historically marginalized, are on a path to postsecondary success.