Jabari Mahiri, PhD, is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley and the William and Mary Jane Brinton Chair of Urban Teaching. He researches learning, literacy, and digital practices of urban youth in and beyond schools. He is faculty director of the Bay Area Writing Project, an elected council member-at-large of the American Educational Researh Association, and a recipient of the Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence. He is board chair of REALM Charter Schools and author of Digital Tools in Urban Schools: Mediating a Re-mix of Learning; Shooting for Excellence: African American and Youth Culture in New Century Schools; and Out of Bounds: When Scholarship Atheletes Become Academic Scholars (with Derek Van Rheenen). He also is editor of What They Don’t Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth.