PowerPlay: A Journal of Educational Justice is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a commitment to urban education, social justice, and the analysis of broad social, political, economic, cultural, and global impacts on education in the U.S. and international contexts. PowerPlay seeks to increase dialog between policymakers, educators, students, community activists and advocates and to explore the relationships between power, poverty, inequality, race, gender, and rights as embedded in social and educational policy and practice. Founded at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), home of the American Educational History Journal &Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, the founding editors of PowerPlay have asked the CIUE to host the journal as well as collaborate with Information Age Publishing to develop a print version of the journal.
The final issue produced with EMU as the lead editors will be released in Fall 2013. As such, the first CIUE issue will have a call for papers coming out soon with a January deadline for submission. This first CIUE issue will focus on the impact of the Trayvon Martin case on urban education and social justice issues in very broad terms. Feel free to email Robert Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have an idea for a special issue that you would like possibly serve as the guest editor for, or if you are interested in joining the editorial team in some capacity.
PowerPlay: is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming issue entitled, "Making sense of the Trayvon Martin verdict: What does it say about justice and education?"