Tag Archive for: education

WT Grant Foundation: Building Evidence Systems to Integrate Implementation Research and Practice in Education

By Norma Ming, reprinted from the William T. Grant Foundation Amid persistent and expanding inequities in education, the urgency of improving practice likewise grows, along with demands for better research use (ESSA, 2015).1 As a field, we need to improve not just the quality of research evidence (Ming & Goldenberg, 2021), but also the quality […]

From idea to action: 5 strategies to build students’ relationships

By Julia Freeland Fisher, Reprinted from the Christensen Institute By now, many educators have probably heard about the sweeping Nature study that revealed that whom you interacted with as you grew up is a major determinant of future economic success. Specifically, children who had connections with peers from higher-income families ended up with higher incomes […]

WT Grant Foundation: Emergency Exits: Avenues for New Research to Improve Youth Outcomes after COVID

By Anya Kamenetz, reprinted from the William T. Grant Foundation Journalist Anya Kamenetz is a writer who makes extensive use of research in her reporting—so much so that, in 2022, the American Educational Research Association recognized her with its Excellence In Media Reporting On Education Research Award. But as she learned while reporting on the […]

WT Grant Foundation: Reducing Educational Inequality After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Adam Gamoran and Richard J. Murnane, reprinted from the William T. Grant Foundation When President Barack Obama declared in December 2013 that the stifling combination of growing inequality and lack of upward mobility constituted “the defining challenge of our time,” he pointed to education as a pathway to economic opportunity (Obama, 2013).1 Nevertheless, the […]

Three Steps toward Implementing Equity-Centered Student Supports and Engagement Practices

By Amanda Briggs, Reprinted from the Urban Institute Many students of color seek out career and technical education (CTE) programs, particularly programs offered online, to further their education and increase their earnings potential. But previous research has demonstrated that grade point averages, CTE program completion rates, and earnings after program entry are lower for Black […]

Study suggests ways to strengthen post-pandemic connections

O’Regan, C., Brady, B., & Connolly, C. (2022). Building back better – Using an ecological lens to argue for strengthening mesosystemic connections for young people in a post pandemic world. Child Care in Practice.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2022.2084364 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  It is evident that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have long-term effects. Its disruptions […]

The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2022

By Youki Terada and Stephen Merrill, Reprinted from Edutopia This past year didn’t feel normal, exactly, but compared with the last few trips around the sun, well—it sufficed. In 2021, when we sat down to write our annual edition of the research highlights, we were in the throes of postpandemic recovery and wrote about the […]

The effectiveness of a self-determination coaching model for promoting post-secondary success among college students with foster care backgrounds

Blakeslee, J., Miller, R., & Uretsky, M. (2022). Efficacy of the Project Futures self-determination coaching model for college students with foster care backgrounds and mental health challenges. Children and Youth Services Review, 138, 106507.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2022.106507 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence shows that young people from foster care backgrounds are less likely to attend or […]

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning of Latinx Youth through DEI Institutional Practices

By Perla Ramos Carranza, Reprinted from The Search Institute Over the last decade, we have seen mounting evidence of the developmental benefits of promoting youth’s social-emotional learning (SEL). Consequently, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers are increasingly advocating for prioritizing SEL in K-12 education. Although promoting SEL seems promising for the positive development of youth, there are […]

[The Credible Messengers Podcast] Episode 4: Credible Messengers in K-12 Schools

Do Credible Messengers play a role in K-12 schools? Tune in to the fourth episode of The Credible Messengers Podcast to learn about the current landscape in traditional and alternative public schools with the host, Brittany LaMarr. Guest speakers include… Leighton Johnson (Ice The Beef) – a mentor at an alternative high school in New […]