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Report
Two elementary girls reading Spanish language books.
Report
| A student’s performance under conditions of high support and low threat differs substantially from how they perform without such support or when feeling threatened. To create identity-safe classrooms where students can learn and thrive, schools can promote trust and interpersonal connection; create purposeful communities of care and consistency; use restorative practices to promote understanding, voice, and responsibility; and recognize diversity as an asset.
Brief
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Brief
| Young people today must learn to think critically, solve complex problems, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and embrace lifelong learning. There is still a long road to travel to ensure all students have access to this type of “deeper learning”; however, policies that promote healthy environments, supportive learning conditions, well-resourced and inclusive schools, skillful teaching, and high-quality curriculum can help pave the path forward.
Report
Elementary school boy getting off a yellow school bus.
Report
| In California, the approximately 47,000 students who live in foster care face complex educational challenges. This report sheds light on the needs, characteristics, and outcomes of California students living in foster care and promising practices to better support them, including enhancing effective coordination and collaboration among agencies; building trusting relationships in schools; and providing targeted social, emotional, and academic services.
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| Because performance assessments surface examples of how students use their academic and nonacademic learning in authentic situations, they can help admission officers at higher education institutions more fully understand applicants. But a college’s abilities to effectively use reliable evidence of student learning in the admission process depends on how they frame the “ask” for these materials.
Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet
| Federal COVID relief packages have allocated over $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. Strategies emphasizing expanded and enriched learning time can create powerful learning opportunities that efficiently accelerate learning and improve student engagement and achievement.
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| 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
Classmates drawing with markers outdoors.
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| Many education stakeholders have called for intensive remediation for students to address this year of disrupted schooling and potential learning loss. However, remediation alone will not meet students’ needs and could potentially deepen inequalities. Pandemic and post-pandemic learning environments should be centered on strong teacher-student relationships that address students’ social and emotional learning, creating intellectually rigorous and equitable educational settings
Classmates drawing with markers outdoors.
| While many education stakeholders have called for intensive remediation for students to address this year of disrupted schooling and potential learning loss, a new report argues that intensive remediation alone will not meet students’ needs and—if conducted in a way that is segregating, stigmatizing, and separated from children’s real-life concerns—could even deepen inequalities and exacerbate trauma.
Video
Two students work on building a structure out of colorful blocks
Video
| Project-based learning is a dynamic teaching approach that actively engages students in learning through real-world projects relevant to their lives and experiences. In these videos from Edutopia, education experts explore what the science of learning and development tells us about project-based learning.
Report
Santa Fe cityscape with the Bataan Memorial Building in foreground and mountains in the background
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| Systemic challenges in New Mexico mean that a large number of students do not have access to a high quality education that prepares them for college and career—a situation made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the evidence-based ways that New Mexico policymakers can address educational challenges is through career and technical education pathways, which foster a range of positive outcomes for students.