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High school students in graduation attire walking outdoors while the audience applauds.
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| At Oakland International High School, all students are newcomers, meaning they have been in the United States for fewer than 3 years. Most students are English learners, and many have experienced interruptions in their schooling. Oakland International leverages community school structures and partnerships to support students’ success.
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Students sit on the floor of a classroom working together
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| The Office of the California Surgeon General has launched a free, self-paced training resource designed to help educators, school personnel, and child care providers understand and respond to trauma and stress in youth.
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Two elementary students using a marble activity maze.
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| Infrastructure at Oakland Unified School District helped to successfully implement a community schools approach by centralizing processes and systems and providing support for family engagement and professional learning and development.
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Two elementary students using a marble activity maze.
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| Oakland Unified School District's long-standing community schools initiative offers lessons for districts implementing a community schools strategy, illustrating an approach focused on integrating whole child educational practices and providing sustained support through centralized district infrastructure.
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Two elementary students using a marble activity maze.
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| Examining how Oakland Unified School District successfully implemented a community schools approach, researchers found structures that support effective partnerships, Coordination of Services Teams, community school managers, professional learning and development, and family engagement.
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Teacher assisting two students with an assignment.
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| 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.
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Graphic with text over background of stylized people in pastel rainbow colors: "Blog Series - Educating the Whole Child - Students Need Social and Emotional Learning"
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| Parents, teachers, and researchers agree: Students need social and emotional skills to reach their full potential. Students may face hardships that impede their ability to learn, such as discrimination, housing insecurity, and school safety. Schools can enact polices that support whole child development to help their students’ through difficult times.
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Teacher sitting with young students on lawn by a bench
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| Findings from hundreds of studies indicate that evidence-based SEL programs improve students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes at all grade levels and for all students. To successfully implement SEL, schools and educators need support by state and district infrastructures that advance whole child development.
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Teacher talking with young students while seated on the grass.
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| Social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are a low-cost, evidence-based educational intervention that improves outcomes for all students at all grade levels. As SEL programming grows across schools and districts, research points to policies and infrastructures that teachers, principals, and policymakers can adopt to support successful implementation.
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Learning in the Time of COVID-19 blog series: Road to Learning Recovery by Linda Darling-Hammond
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| Across the nation, many are marking the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic that has kept us apart for the past 2.5 years. But in education, it’s clear we can’t return to the old normal.