Resources to empower
Education plays a significant role in our local communities as well as in society as a whole. Educated individuals typically have better job opportunities and are economically successful adults.
The California Preschool Learning Foundations Series outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and development. Volume 2 of the series, a 126-page document, discusses the learning foundations on visual and performing arts, physical development, and health.
This study found that highly engaging teachers can decrease absences by 49 percent, making it clear that a teacher’s impact extends well beyond test scores and grades.
First Things First explains the importance of investing in early childhood. $1 invested in early childhood yields a $16 return.
This article provides an overview of milestones for parents to expect from their children ages three through five.
Scholastic provides a series of resources on developmental milestones (cognitive, social, language, and other) for children ages 3-5.
This study was designed to substantiate the positive, long-term outcomes demonstrated by children from economically disadvantaged homes who received a high-quality, early education.
Short article from The Atlantic addressing the middle school years and what it is like for students. Also included in this article is a related 18minute video.
This web page contains information for parents about what chronic absenteeism is and how it prevents students from receiving consistent instruction they need.
This resource discusses how approximately one third of college going students are place in developmental or remedial courses before they can begin taking credit-bearing courses that count towards a degree.
Every child has the power to succeed in school and in life and every parent, family member and caregiver can help.
This toolbox is a research-based social-emotional learning curriculum that provides resources for educators and parents. It teaches critical social competencies necessary for academic and life success such as: resiliency, self-management, and responsible decision-making skills.
This blog by Elena Aguilar is aimed at adults and shares 5 ways to improve social and emotional learning.
This resource provides 25 recommendations to cultivate a growth mindset for lifelong learning from Saga Briggs, Managing Editor of InformED.
Great Schools.org provides information regarding school quality to help parents find the right school for their family.
This is a network that provides Social and emotional Learning resources.
A plethora of resources for parents with a child or children with disabilities
A brief history of the federal government's role in public education.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has conducted extensive research in early childhood, K-12, and higher education settings. AIR offers resources and research publications for educators.
Blog providing SEL options for 4th graders
This report focuses on adult college completion of both adults with some college credit upon entering and those enrolling for the first time in a higher education program.
This digital presentation includes four modules that describe considerations that need to be taken when implementing a comprehensive school mental health program. Topics include best practices in comprehensive school mental health, policies and procedures, and funding as well as many more.