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Effective Tutoring: Out-of-school Time Providers Need To Know What Works

Research shows that high-intensity tutoring is the most effective method to help students who have fallen behind. Here, a trained Saga Education tutor works daily in a group of no more than two students and coordinates closely with classroom teachers. By Stell Simonton, Youth Today In the coming months, after-school and summer learning programs will […]

Mentoring expert, Dr. Sam McQuillin, explains why school closings affect more than learning

Experts’ Corner: Mentoring in the era of COVID-19 From the ‘Mentoring in the era of COVID-19: Nine experts in the field weigh in’ article by Justin Preston and Monica Arkin For Samuel McQuillin, Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Program at the University of South Carolina, the past year has pointed to the […]

What Students Are Saying About Mentors, Uncomfortable School Assignments, and Snitching

  Teenage comments in response to our recent writing prompts, and an invitation to join the ongoing conversation.   By The Learning Network, The New York Times In this roundup of writing prompt responses, students wrote about how their mentors played a role in their lives, how they’ve handled uncomfortable school assignments, and discussed when […]

Missing in the Margins: Estimating the Scale of the COVID-19 Attendance Crisis

By Hailly T.N. Korman, Bonnie O’Keefe, and Matt Repka, Bellwether Education Introduction It’s 2020. Do you know where 3 million students are? By mid-March 2020, most American schools had shut their doors, and about half remain fully or partially closed to in-person learning today. For approximately 3 million of the most educationally marginalized students in […]

Tinkering Afterschool Program Demonstrates Moving Beyond Binary of Adult- Versus Child-centered Education

By Shirin Vossoughi, Meg Escudé, and Natalie R. Davis, Youth Today  Throughout our work in youth programs and critical educational spaces, we have witnessed how educators, mentors, and facilitators committed to liberatory learning often wrestle with the “pendulum swing” between adult- and child-centered education. Many of us come to youth work to struggle against dehumanizing […]

America Promise’s #ListenToYouth campaign offers tips for connecting online

By Margarida Celestino, America’s Promise Alliance  This piece is part of “Dear Adult Leaders: #ListenToYouth,” a four-week series produced in collaboration with The 74 to elevate student voices in the national conversation as schools and districts navigate how to educate our country’s youth in a global pandemic. In this series, students write open letters to […]

The Fear of Speaking Out About Mental Health Is Persistent. We Need to Reach Out to Each Other

By : Cecile Stone, America’s Promise Alliance This piece is part of “Dear Adult Leaders: #ListenToYouth,” a four-week series produced in collaboration with The 74 to elevate student voices in the national conversation as schools and districts navigate how to educate our country’s youth in a global pandemic. In this series, students write open letters […]

COVID Virtual Learning Offers Lessons on Promoting Equity in Early Care and Education Settings

By Manica F. Ramos, Child Trends The COVID-19 pandemic has become, essentially, a large-scale case study in which we are all involved, whether we like it or not. Nowhere is this reality more apparent than in the shift to remote learning, especially when it impacts very young children and families from under-resourced communities who are […]

New research brief addresses the educational struggles of Black children and youth in the era of COVID-19

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF Authors Noni Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D., University of Virginia Erin Bogan, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research Lori Francis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Judith Scott, Ph.D., Boston University Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D., Arizona State University Joanna Williams, Ph.D., Rutgers University Data on COVID-19 transmission rates show an irrefutable and disturbing […]

States and districts should exercise caution before using school climate survey data to compare schools

By Deborah Temkin, Renee Ryberg, Sarah Her, Child Trends In recent years, the education field has recognized that successful schools feature not only strong academics, but also a clear focus on creating safe and supportive learning environments, providing access to health supports, and addressing students’ social and emotional needs. Federal mandates now reflect this more […]