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Blog
Group on middle school students working on a project.
Blog
| The American education system has made limited progress towards the dream of equity envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more than 60 years ago. Exemplary schools across the country offer a blueprint for building schools in which all students thrive regardless of zip code, family income, or race and ethnicity.
Book
School principal and student walking down hallway together
Book
| Today’s K–12 school leaders must have the skills to shift institutions toward deeper learning models built on collaboration, critical thinking, and project-based learning. Highlighting exemplary educational leadership preparation programs, this book describes how programs can prepare principals to guide their schools, teachers, and students toward deeper learning and equity.
Brief
Teacher and student talking in a school hallway.
Brief
| There is widespread agreement that addressing physical safety threats students may encounter at school should be a priority. But how this can best be accomplished is hotly debated. A new study reveals that some popular approaches can have unintended consequences.
Blog
Blog series: Transforming Schools. "The Linked Learning Approach" by Anne Stanton
Blog
| During the pandemic, many students suffered steep learning loss, disengagement, and burnout. But some students came out thriving: Experiencing little learning loss, engaged in their education, and continuously supported by wraparound services providing meals and health services. What was different about these schools and what can others learn from them?
Report
Teacher and student talking in a school hallway.
Report
| Not all school safety strategies are effective, and some can lead to unintended consequences. Existing research sheds light on the evidence base for two very different approaches to school safety and efficacy on creating safe schools.
Blog
Three high school students stand and work together on building a windmill for a  science project.
Blog
| Many students across the country don’t have access to opportunities to learn that prepare them for post-secondary life. Linda Darling-Hammond and Byron Ernest elevate examples from California and Indiana to illustrate how state boards of education can create innovative and equitable education models.
Report
Teacher assisting two students with an assignment.
Report
| High-quality civics education supports students to be informed, active, and engaged citizens throughout their lives. In the face of declining civics knowledge in America, a growing number of states are implementing policies that support a new approach to civics education that engages students in inquiry, reasoning, and action.
Report
Teacher checking the microscope of a student in a science lab.
Report
| While the Every Student Succeeds Act presented promising possibilities for innovative state assessments, the path to realizing these opportunities has proven cumbersome and restrictive. Several possible federal executive actions could better enable states to design assessment systems that support deeper learning.
Brief
Teacher checking the microscope of a student in a science lab.
Brief
| The Every Student Succeeds Act presented new possibilities for innovative state assessments that support deeper learning; however, constraints have limited states’ abilities to fully realize such opportunities. Federal executive actions that offer time, support, and permission to innovate could encourage assessment systems that bolster high-quality teaching and learning.
Newsletter
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Newsletter
| As RCA enters a new phase that supports wider implementation, administration and oversight of the project will transition to LPI and RCA partner National Association for College Admission Counseling.