Resources to empower
Local governments play a critical role in education and the community as they determine policy and make decisions that impact student learning. Additionally they are responsible for being a conduit between local school systems and state and federal departments of education.
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.
Through the collaboration of SBCSS and the office of the San Bernardino County District Attorney, the Mock Trial program provides high school (9th-12th) students with a working knowledge of legal institutions and the judicial system. Students research a case developed by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and prepare for trial as attorneys, witnesses, defendants, bailiffs, and clerks. Local judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and private attorneys volunteer their time to provide guidance in courtroom procedure and trial preparation. These volunteers preside over the trials and score the events.
This article details the impacts of not adequately funding public schools.
This article looks at the best ways to prepare special needs students for the workforce.
This study highlights the economic benefits of social and emotional learning and the need for further research by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is administered out of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The program provides up to $1.1M in funding for research and development of innovative forms of learning and instructional technologies for classrooms.
This brief focuses on social and emotional learning-related policy actions due to COVID-19, providing concrete recommendations based on state examples about ways to enhance the social, emotional, and academic learning of all students.
This report examines leading state approaches to middle school CTE through interviews with state CTE directors, state and local leaders, and practitioners who support or work directly with middle school CTE students.
This article shows that future reform must focus on the quality of education.
This paper investigates the impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high school persistence, completion, earning professional certifications, and standardized test scores. The paper focuses on individuals from low-income families, an overrepresented group in CTE.
This article discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on career and technical education.
This research highlights the ways how advocates can more effectively communicate about CTE with parents and students.
This article provides supporting research in quantifying the economic and health effects of increasing physical activity among children to understand its impact and priority.
This tool allows users to see broad trends in history PhD employment and to assess how such factors as gender, area of study, and degree-granting institution influence career outcomes.
Attendance Works provides recommendations to city and county leaders on how to bring together school and community resources and improve school attendance.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This brief article reviews what school boards need to know about the reauthorized Perkins Act.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This PowerPoint presentation geared towards state officials provides recommendations on re-thinking CTE, aligning CTE programs with market needs, and fostering collaboration.
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 report lists four reforms any U.S. state or school can implement to make sustainable improvements within the current educational system.
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.