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Teachers’ Sensemaking of Data and Implications for Equity
This article examines an understudied aspect of teachers’ sensemaking of student learning data: the way in which teachers explain the causes of the outcomes observed in data. Drawing on sensemakingExpand
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“I Was Very Impressed”: Responses of Surprise to Students of Color Engaged in Youth Participatory Action Research
This article explores decision makers’ responses of surprise or amazement to Students of Color engaged in youth participatory action research (YPAR). To address this topic, I draw upon data collectedExpand
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Trickle-Down Accountability
Despite a growing body of research on data use in education, there has been relatively little focus on the role of students. This article begins to fill this gap by exploring teacher andExpand
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Reciprocal Dialogue Between Educational Decision Makers and Students of Color
Purpose: This article explores the possibilities for reciprocal dialogue between educational decision makers and Students of Color. Such dialogue—defined as interactions in which participants buildExpand
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The covert mechanisms of education policy discourse: Unmasking policy insiders’ discourses and discursive strategies in upholding or challenging racism and classism in education
Policy insiders across party lines increasingly acknowledge educational “gaps,” yet they talk about this inequity in very different ways. Though some critique disparities through a structural lens,Expand
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Overburndened and Underfunded: California Public Schools Amidst the Great Recession
Since 2008, many nations, including the United States, have struggled with the effects of a global recession. The state of California has been particularly impacted by the Great Recession.Expand
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Youth Participatory Action Research and Educational Transformation: The Potential of Intertextuality as a Methodological Tool
In this article, Melanie Bertrand explores the potential of using the concept of intertextuality—which captures the way snippets of written or spoken text from one source become incorporated intoExpand
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