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Brief
African American student wearing a mask and writing on a whiteboard.
Brief
| San Diego County provided a wide range of supports to districts throughout the pandemic—from a website consolidating COVID-19 and distance learning information to a reopening framework with resources on facility sanitizing, campus capacity, meal programs, busing, arrival and symptom screening procedures, and scheduling. Working with public health partners, these efforts resulted in 98% of districts in the county reopening for in-person learning as of May 2021.
Blog
Educating the Whole Child blog series: Supporting Newcomer Students by Amber Hu
Blog
| Oakland International High School is a sanctuary for recently arrived immigrant students, preparing them academically and linguistically for their new lives in the United States. Through its community school infrastructure, commitment to supporting the whole child, and explicit focus on English language acquisition and preparation for college, the school is raising expectations and expanding opportunities for its students.
Blog
Educating the Whole Child blog: The Power of Shared Learning by Roberta Furger
Blog
| Through an innovative learning initiative that includes in-person school site visits and virtual learning sessions, engaged community leaders, parents, students, advocates, and others are building their capacity to advance evidence-based and equitable practices that promote authentic learning, foster relationships of trust and respect, and chip away at structural inequities that undermine opportunities for historically marginalized students.
Brief
North Carolina city skyline
Brief
| The conditions in and around high-poverty schools and communities result in far too many students not being educated adequately to participate in the global economy or become active, informed citizens. An analysis in North Carolina offers four sets of evidence-based recommendations to provide students with the resources and opportunities they need and put high-poverty schools on a path of equitable improvement.
Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet
| Federal COVID relief packages have allocated more than $176 billion for pandemic-related education needs—the federal government’s largest single investment in schools. In a series of fact sheets, policy experts discuss how states and districts can develop, implement, and refine plans for these funds. One key area is early childhood education, which provides one of the highest returns on investment of any educational spending.
Report
Young boy wearing a backpack facing away from the camera
Report
| More than 1 in 5 of the nation’s students identified as experiencing homelessness reside in California. Students experiencing homelessness hold educational aspirations like those of their peers—to graduate from high school and go on to college. However, students experiencing homelessness face distinct challenges often due to the cumulative effects of poverty, instability, and disruption of social relationships associated with high mobility.
Report
Report
| Education aims to give every student opportunities to learn and thrive, but the outdated design of our schools contributes to widening inequalities. Science provides a clear path forward: students’ knowledge, skills, and well-being can be significantly influenced and improved by learning environments that use whole child design. Key design principles show how schools can utilize the science of learning and development to reshape systems, structures, and practices to improve student outcomes.
Report
A music teacher leads choir students in a warm-up exercise.
Report
| The long-standing effort to desegregate schools in the United States has been fostered, in part, by the development of magnet schools. Magnet schools were launched in the 1960s and seek to achieve voluntary desegregation through parental choice by offering specialized instruction and innovative academic offerings. These schools present a compelling evidence-based option for promoting school diversity and positive student outcomes.
Newsletter
Newsletter
| In this issue of the Reimagining College Access newsletter: RCA holds first Leading Places Community meeting, the impact of test-optional admissions, and data analysis reveals a racial gap for in-state student enrollment.
Blog
Education and the Path to Equity blog series, featuring Janel George and Linda Darling-Hammond
Blog
| Quietly—and at times with little attention of the public, policymakers, and the media—schools have been resegregating at rates that rival those preceding Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down legal segregation in public schools. As it did following resistance to Brown, the federal government can help to foster integrated schools through increased funding and evidence-based policies.