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Transforming Schools blog series: "Supporting Learning and Well-Being" by Tara Kini
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| Using federal, state, and local funding sources, Buena Vista Horace Mann K–8 Community School’s approach supports students’ physical and emotional well-being in myriad ways, including offering the school as an overnight shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
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| Thoughtful improvements and support of teaching performance assessments has the potential to strengthen preparation statewide and increase the readiness of the state’s teaching candidates as they enter the classroom.
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Transforming Schools Blog Series: "Prioritizing Community and Authentic Learning" by Charlie Thompson
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| While most school leaders manage countless priorities, William Smith High School explores what can happen when the focus is deliberately refined to the essentials, such as building community, exploring project-based learning, and integrating professional learning into the school’s culture.
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Two teachers lecturing in front of a whiteboard.
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| Teacher residencies offer an approach to address teacher shortages while improving teacher preparation. Through robust financial and educational support, residencies attract diverse candidates who stay in teaching. Five effective California programs yield policy recommendations, including strategies for designing and funding sustainable, affordable programs that support candidates.
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Two high school students work together in science class holding up a model skeleton
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| A number of schools have been effective at rejecting the factory model and redesigning their systems to create safe environments with opportunities for exciting and rigorous academic work. Their successes have ideas in common, offering 10 important lessons for other schools.
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Blog Series: Transforming Schools. "California Community Schools Partnership Program"
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| In 2021, the California Community Schools Partnership Program (CCSPP) was launched to support the implementation of community schools across the state. The UCLA Center for Community Schooling provides a first glance at the progress of approximately 450 schools that are supported through CCSPP implementation grants.
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Transforming Schools blog series: Community Schools Transforming Education Nationwide by Jane Quinn and Martin Blank
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| In a growing number of neighborhoods and school districts across the U.S., community schools are transforming public education for the better and providing a strategy for helping to tackle our country's most serious problems, including extreme inequality and racial injustice.
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| Teacher apprenticeships aim to expand the supply of well-prepared teachers by allowing candidates to earn a salary and on-the-job experience while working toward a teaching license. Tennessee’s apprenticeship in teaching is the first to be registered in the United States.
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A teacher and students seated in a circle with hands outstretched toward the center.
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| Racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse classrooms are beneficial for young students, yet early childhood programs can be more segregated than elementary and high schools. Research offers five policy strategies to promote diverse early learning settings.
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Transforming Schools blog series: Community Schools Supporting Rural Education by Anna Maier
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| After nearly five years of community school implementation, supported by an infusion of state funds, a consortium of small rural districts in California’s Kern County is seeing significant academic growth and attendance rates far higher than the county average.