Resources to empower
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.
Children are more successful when parents and teachers work together. Family engagement contributes to: Increased student achievement, Higher graduation rates, reduced absenteeism, and drop-out rates, Better student attitudes towards learning, Better social skills and fewer conduct problems, Better student-teacher relationships, and Improved cultural competence and trust in schools. This article provides steps to build this home-school connection.
The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs for schools and districts.
The Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), with the help of educational and community partners, created this digital environmental resource for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - Environmental Learning Resources Guide. This guide was developed to help educators and community members find sites and programs about natural resources and sustainability. This guide provides information on programs for all ages from early childhood through adult, as well as information on professional training opportunities.
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Be sure to explore #metkids in the dropdown menu!
The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality art classes that instill a lifelong love of the arts.
An amazing free interactive Art website! So much to explore, play and investigate!
Create CA advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.
The Arts are the Seeds of Innovation. Arts Connection is dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality and enriching lives throughout the communities we serve by providing support, promotion, education, and advocacy for the arts.
Noun Project is building a global visual language that unites us — a language that allows quick and easy communication no matter who you are or where you are. The Most Comprehensive Icon Collection in the World. Our community of designers from 120+ countries is building the most diverse and extensive collection of iconography ever created. Icons are some of the most universal communication tools available, crossing language and cultural boundaries.
National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was established in 2014 to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Khmer. NRCAL is 1 of 16 language resource centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Community Engagement Initiative is a five-year effort intended to strengthen the System of Support by building the capacity of school districts to authentically engage one another. This includes identifying effective models of community engagement, developing metrics to evaluate those models, having difficult conversations, building trusting relationships and participating the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) development process.
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.