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The Personal and Social Readiness success indicators are written to highlight the milestones students should reach within each grade level band. Those who support students’ personal and social development should be aware of these behaviors and expectations and provide opportunities for students to practice and become proficient in them. Parents and Family, Education, Government, Business and Labor and Community and Faith-Based organizations all play a vital role in students’ development in these areas.
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This report explores how competencies and skills developed through social and emotional learning (SEL) are as important as the foundational skills required for traditional academic learning. The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve SEL education for the future.
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.
This article explains how understanding the economic impact of school quality requires matching the quality of schools attended to each state’s workers and then seeing how economic growth is affected by worker quality.
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 book spotlights best practices in high-performing school systems worldwide.
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 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 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 two-part, mixed-methods study looks at understanding dispositional self-awareness through developing a questionnaire to measure its outcomes.
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.
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 blog post lists five decision-making activities for middle school students.
This white paper illustrates how AVID professional learning (PL) exhibits effectiveness, engages teachers, and fosters positive change in teacher behavior and student learning.
This article offers teachers strategies that focus on building trusting relationships and conducting intentional teaching.
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 checklist for middle and high school teachers provides recommended news sources, key planning questions, and strategies for navigating emotionally complex topics.
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.