Resources to empower
Children in kindergarten build their independence, self-reliance and self-confidence. These skills begin developing at home as children take more responsibility for simple tasks such as dressing themselves with less outside help. Being prepared for school includes academic knowledge such as recognizing their first and last name but children also will also need to be able to communicate their needs, feelings and interests.
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 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.
As part of the Future of Education and Skills 2030, this report provides background on how education systems can help develop students agency.
This guidance document reviews what SHAPE America has identified as the “essential components” of physical education.
This article discusses how the support and guidance from teachers and parents can help young children in making choices.
This guide outlines how different individuals within K-12 can leverage Zoom in a virtual learning environment.
This report highlights six elements of successful schools: 1. Focus on the Total Child. 2. Commitment to Equity and Access. 3. Family and Community Engagement. 4. Distributed Leadership. 5. Strong, Supported Teaching Force and Staff. 6. Relationship-Oriented School Climate.
This white paper illustrates how AVID professional learning (PL) exhibits effectiveness, engages teachers, and fosters positive change in teacher behavior and student learning.
This brief helps teachers support young children’s social and emotional development through evidence-based practices, strategies, and intervention procedures.
This toolkit for educators has research-based strategies to help their students learn social awareness.
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.
The document details how community groups and individuals can get involved in schools to help students succeed.
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 blog post provides the general public with access to virtual museum collections of African American history, heritage, and culture.
This toolkit provides community members and school staff with tools and tactics to help create an impact on students and help to improve attendance .
This article lists innovative ways for schools to involve community partners.
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.