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Collaboration between the community, faith-based organizations and school systems encourage the overall support of students of all ages. Partnerships can help connect families with needed supports and services.
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The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
This article describes 10 recommendations to help community members volunteer wisely.
This paper reviews how states and districts have historically approached career readiness in K-12 schools and the limitations and challenges with current approaches. This paper also defines career readiness and argues that it should be pursued as an integrated measure under postsecondary readiness as part of ESSA state accountability systems as well as specific recommendations for the business community in addressing key implementation challenges involving the career readiness components of a postsecondary readiness indicator.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This 20-year study tracked a group of kindergarten students who were evaluated on social capabilities (e.g., listening to other, sharing materials). Researchers followed these children for the next two decades, examining whether these assessments could predict how these same children would fare by early adulthood.
The Virtual Health School is an online, interactive tool that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier.
This brief helps local homeless education liaisons and school district administrators ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness can overcome the barriers they often encounter with full extra-curricular participation.
This virtual after-school resource guide provides parents, educators, and community members with a collection of activities and resources during COVID-19 and beyond.
This report lists four reforms any U.S. state or school can implement to make sustainable improvements within the current educational system.
This booklet introduces research on building developmental relationships and provides action steps for organizations and leaders to contribute to a young person’s development.
This report lists strategies for educators and youth professionals in promoting growth mindsets in adolescence. Encouraging adolescents to adopt a “growth mindset” can help keep them working towards goals, even in the face of setbacks.
The document details how community groups and individuals can get involved in schools to help students succeed.
This webpage lists the 2020-21 fiscal year allocations to California middle, high, and adult schools from the U.S. Department of Education Vocational Education Basic Grant Award.
This bulletin guides states and school systems about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools. It provides examples of approaches for services in schools and describes some Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover services.
This tool provides users with an interactive look at the intersection of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and high-need areas.
This report discusses conversations among state lawmakers on whether and how to incorporate SEL into school and after-school curriculum.
This toolkit provides community members and school staff with tools and tactics to help create an impact on students and help to improve attendance .
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition (NASET) provides background on youth development and leadership along with recommendations for communities, schools, and families in providing youth development and support.
This article lists innovative ways for schools to involve community partners.
This toolkit helps mentors understand the growth mindset and how to apply strategies to many of the challenges that youth and adults face in life.
This tip sheet suggests ways providers can assist young people to strengthen their existing supports and/or to connect them with other supports.
This brief details how youth programs and schools can improve social and emotional learning. The brief also provides resources for building partnerships to implement social and emotional learning.
This toolkit helps school districts leverage ideas and resources available from national partner organizations as well as the pioneering work of a growing number of local efforts. The toolkit offers tips, scripts, and a variety of relevant and free materials to assist in establishing an elementary success mentor program.
This report contributes to the broader debate around the role that soft skills can play in entrepreneurial success.