Today we celebrate the legendary civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women who also played integral roles in the fight against racial, economic and gender inequalities in America. From lunch counter sit-ins to nonviolent marches, those...
by Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Dramatic improvements for all children are not only achievable but also necessary for a thriving and sustainable society. Like any healthy field, ours needs an investment in R&D to move beyond the best of what we know now—to apply cutting-edge science and an innovation mindset to the urgent task of creating the better best practices of tomorrow.
by Adrianna Kezar, Pullias Center for Higher Education in the USC Rossier School of Education
The diverse student success infrastructure is by design intentional—leveraging nine distinct but necessarily interrelated functions and features of institutional operations. Some reflect campus units, like human resources and finance, while others represent administrative approaches, like governance and incentive structures. Together they comprise the toolbox for intentional leadership on supporting diverse students (as well as diverse faculty and staff).
by Learning Policy Institute
This report, a follow-up to the Learning Policy Institute's 2017 report Advancing Educational Equity for Underserved Youth, describes which states have used their ESSA plans to focus on measuring and advancing the following goals: reduce student suspension rates, build a positive school climate, reduce chronic absenteeism rates, implement an extended-year graduation rate, and expand access to a college- and career-ready curriculum.