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Unpacking the Federal Response to COVID-19 in Education

The coronavirus crisis is creating unprecedented challenges and exacerbating longstanding inequities in education. In response to the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides more than...
19-Aug-2020 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cross-Sector Collaboration May Be ‘Invaluable’ in the Current Crisis

It may seem like a truism that, in a time of crisis, the various players and institutions in a community should set aside their individual agendas and pull together for a common cause.
26-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Six School Districts Changed the Principal Supervisor Role to Better Support Principals

Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.
11-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Guide Offers Insights, Tool Kit to Help School Districts and Community Organizations Recruit Students for Voluntary Summer Learning Programs

A new summer learning recruitment guide offers guidance and detailed templates that districts and others can use to interest children and families in these programs and encourage their participation.
6-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Youth-Serving Organizations Can Create, Sustain High-Quality Arts Programs To Develop Teens' Arts Skills, Wallace Study Finds

Youth-serving organizations can create and manage high-quality afterschool arts programs reflecting practices used by exemplary programs that specialize in the arts, according to a study by Research for Action and McClanahan Associates funded by The...
3-Oct-2017 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Report Sheds Light on How Effective Nonprofits Expand Their Reach Through Partnerships

As funders, social innovators, policymakers and researchers pay greater attention to expanding the reach of effective programs, a new report analyzes how 45 nonprofits did just that by creating partnerships to serve more people while still...
19-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Principal Pipelines' to Develop School Leaders May Be Affordable Way to Improve Schools, RAND Corporation Finds

Improving school leadership by better selecting, training and evaluating principals can be an affordable option for school districts that aim to reduce turnover and improve schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND...
20-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Consumer-Oriented Guide Allows Educators to 'Look Inside' Top Research-Based Programs on Social and Emotional Learning

As interest in social and emotional learning (SEL) continues to grow, a new guide to 25 evidence-based programs offers detailed information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about...
2-May-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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