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Phoenix, Arizona skyline at dusk.
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| In 2022–23, Arizona began implementing a “universal voucher” program for all students that can be used to underwrite private or homeschool education. To better understand this program’s impact on Arizona public schools, researchers conducted a financial review.
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A teacher helping a student with an assignment in a classroom.
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| Student access to high-quality learning should not be predetermined by race, yet racial disparities in education persist. The State Handbook for Advancing Racial Equity offers a framework that state education leaders and policymakers can use to assess and advance racial equity in education through state-level strategies.
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Group on middle school students working on a project.
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| 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.
Fact Sheet
Group of teenage students seated in circle.
Fact Sheet
| Restorative practices are a set of approaches designed to build community in schools, teach interpersonal skills, repair harm when conflict occurs, and meet students’ needs to prevent misbehavior. Research shows restorative practices improve student outcomes and school climate.
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Middle school student having a friendly discussion with classmates.
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| In 2013, California implemented an ambitious school funding reform, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which allocates funding by the proportion of high-need students in the district. Unique in its multiyear funding commitment and minimal spending restrictions, LCFF is associated with increased student achievement and school outcomes.
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Middle school student having a friendly discussion with classmates.
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| In 2013, California implemented an ambitious school funding reform, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which allocates funding by the proportion of high-need students in the district. LCFF-induced funding increases improved students’ academic achievement, reduced grade repetition, and enhanced the likelihood of students graduating from high school and being college-ready.
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The front of an empty classroom, with a teacher's desk and a chalkboard wiped clean
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| Teacher working conditions and student access to qualified and diverse teachers vary greatly by state. Bringing together data from every state, the authors describe their findings on the state of the teacher workforce and the implications for addressing teacher shortages.
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Interactive Tool Tool
| What does the data say about teacher working conditions in each state? This interactive map rates each state on how attractive and equitable the teaching workforce is compared to the national average. The tool also includes indicators of teacher supply and demand, such as teacher turnover and expected student population growth.
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Blog series: Transforming Schools. "Serving our children through community schools" by Linda Darling-Hammond.
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| In the aftermath of the pandemic, as many children and youth are struggling with mental health and to reengage in learning, a growing chorus of people are calling for community schools as an approach to reinvent education to better serve students, educators, and families.
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A collage of LPI staff and fellows and policymakers speaking and presenting at various events
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| Over the past few years, COVID-19, school shootings, systemic racism, and other crises have upended schools and made one thing epically clear: Returning to business as usual is not an option. This impact report reflects LPI’s efforts to inform practice and policy that can reinvent and redesign schools to enable equitable and empowering learning for each and every child.