Resources to empower
Students’ final year of their K-12 education relies heavily on completing coursework and earning the required credits to receive a high school diploma. In addition, these young adults are preparing for the next step of their future whether that be entering college, a technical program, or the workforce. Twelfth grade students should graduate from high school college and career ready. College and career readiness refers to the content knowledge, skills, and habits that students must possess to be successful in postsecondary education or training that leads to a sustaining career. They also have increasing self-awareness and identity, while building social problem-solving skills and focusing on the future.
In the following report, Hanover Research reviews effective practices in increasing high school graduation rates.
Two principals discuss and advocate for the use of professional learning communities to improve student learning.
Heartfelt descriptions of teachers who have made a difference in the lives of their students.
Quick start tips to build school connectedness and a positive culture that are free!
This Education Week article describes findings from case studies of social and emotional learning at five diverse U.S. high schools and discusses related resources.
Every year brings new insights—and cautionary tales—about what works in education. This article highlights education research studies from 2019.
Rebecca Alber share classroom management tips for newer teachers. This article is hosted on the Edutopia.org website, a source for a wide range of information and resources educators.
This report summarizes restorative practice techniques and defines a step-by-step process that can be followed by the practitioner.
This website provides opportunities for individuals to volunteer and participate in social change and civic action campaigns to make real-world impact on causes they care about.
FamilyEducation is a parenting website that provides resources to parents at every stage, from pregnancy to raising toddlers, and teens.
This website provides resources and information to support strong fathers and families.
Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they're all connected. Healthy, successful children can excel in many areas – in the classroom, on the court, and in their relationships with peers and adults. The Parent Toolkit also supports children's social and emotional development by providing tips to help children with self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making.
This webpage provides a series of links to assist parents communicating with their children. Resources detail verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as some best practices for handling conflict and anger.
Common Sense supports K–12 schools with lesson plans, educational technology reviews, and everything else educators need to empower a generation of digital citizens.
This article explains the changes in federal nutrition standards for school lunches.
NEA's research spotlight on community schools including descriptions and additional related links.
KidsHealth shares 10 ways parents can help their teen stay on track for academic success in high school.
California Department of Education's (CDE) webpage with information for parents and families on how to be involved in the education of their children.
This article discusses 10 ways to engage in lifelong learning.
CASEL provides parents and families resources to support their children’s social and emotional development at home.
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.
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.
This is the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Social-Emotional Learning Roadmap for reopening schools.