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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 […]

How high school mentoring affects academic achievement, post-secondary planning, and perceptions of school among Black male students

Ross, B. R.(2022). “We Make a Life by What We Give”: The Impact of a High School Mentoring Program on the Perceptions and Academic Achievement of Black Males. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina). Scholar Commons. Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  There is a shortage of support from interventions (e.g., mentoring) that foster post-secondary planning […]

How educators can overcome barriers to building relationships

Reprinted from the Search Institute Schools are a place for learning, and a place for relating. Search Institute’s decades of research shows us that young people’s development is rooted in their community and in their relationships. When young people have high-quality, positive relationships with parents, teachers, mentors, coaches, and peers, they are more likely to […]

4 Simple Ways to Build Relationships With Your Students

High school students benefit from meaningful relationships with adults at school, and teachers can foster those ties in little ways every day. By Alex Brouhard, Reprinted from Edutopia Last year, my school’s social and emotional learning staff distributed a survey to every student, asking how connected they felt at school. Eighty-four percent reported feeling connected […]

College autism support programs & program-sponsored mentoring: What are the differences between enrollees and non-enrollees?

Mapes, Ayla. R., & Cavell, T. A. (2023). Students enrolled in a college autism support program: Comparisons with non-enrollees and use of program-sponsored mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2023.2164990 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although more and more students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college, they still experience notable challenges.  […]

The youthCONNECT Integrated Student Supports Model Shows a Relationship Between Caring Adults and Students’ Academic Outcomes

Rackers, H., Jones, R., Sacks, V., Moore, K.A., & Redd, Z. (2022). The youthCONNECT integrated student supports model shows a relationship between caring adults and students’ academic outcomes. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/3773e6947v By Hannah Rackers, Rebecca M. Jones, Vanessa Sacks, Kristin Anderson Moore, and Zakia Redd, Reprinted from Child Trends youthCONNECT is an integrated student supports[i] initiative developed […]

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 […]

Reframing mentor disposition & holistic development to promote inclusive student partnerships in near-peer mentoring

Chan, C. K. Y., & Luo, J. (2022). Towards an inclusive student partnership: Rethinking mentors’ disposition and holistic competency development in near-peer mentoring. Teaching in Higher Education, 27(7), 874–891. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1751606 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  The “Students as partners” concept has recently become popular in higher education. It encourages student involvement in influencing learning and […]

Everyday Acts of Resistance: Mexican, Undocumented Immigrant Children and Adolescents Navigating Oppression with Mentor Support

Sánchez, B., Garcia-Murillo, Y., Monjaras-Gaytan, L. Y., Thursby, K., Ulerio, G., de los Reyes, W., Salusky, I., & Rivera, C. (2022). Everyday acts of resistance: Mexican, undocumented immigrant youth navigating oppression in education with mentor support. Journal of Research on Adolescents, 32(2), p. 398-416. doi: 10.1111/jora.12755. By Yesenia Garcia-Murillo, Bernadette Sánchez, Lidia Monjaras-Gaytan, & Grevelin Ulerio, Reprinted […]

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 […]