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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 brief provides a resource to states and districts on promising practices in measuring and improving attendance and engagement during extended school closures.
This tool helps school districts and schools conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of physical education curricula for K–12 students.
This report highlights the need for government, academia, donor organizations, and the private sector to collaborate on social science research through funding, data, ethics, research quality, and research training.
This resource provides a list of philanthropic organizations and city/county funding streams for districts/schools seeking alternative resources to provide students with necessary supports and services.
This study examines the relationship between children’s socioeconomic status (SES) and their cognitive and noncognitive skills when starting school using data from the kindergarten classes of 1998 and 2010.
This report looks at how federal and state governments can invest resources to achieve high-quality education and student success in ways that redress the effects of inequities and historical discrimination. The report also reviews resource inequalities in U.S. schools. It analyzes the results of efforts to address these inequalities, examining recent research on the outcomes of school finance reforms nationally and in four states—Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and North Carolina. The report also contains recommendations for federal and state actions that could support greater resource equity.
This resource provides local policymakers and educators with nearly two dozen practical strategies for improving attendance that have proven track records and in many instances are easy to introduce and simple to scale.
This guide provides a summary of the value of Career and Technical Education as well as a glossary of terms, branches of government, business associations, and student organizations meant for anyone conducting outreach in the CTE Community.
This toolkit helps users engage with a diverse set of stakeholders about the importance of high- quality STEM teaching and learning.
This webpage offers specific policy recommendations to ensure more children in the United States have consistent access to healthy foods from the earliest days of life. The page also has feature studies and resources highlighting physical education and obesity among K-12 students.
This article details what courses executives at major companies would like to see in high schools.
This brief highlights the need for social and emotional learning in schools as a key of success to workforce development.
This report provides additional information supporting the claim that learning a new language opens career paths and increases employment opportunities for students.
This article describes how a Texas school district offers special-needs students opportunities to receive hands-on training that will allow them to flourish in the real world through work-based learning programs at various schools across the district.
This brief defines employability skills overall with a focus on social and emotional competencies and research on why they are essential. It also discusses how social and emotional learning programs and practices can support the development of these skills and how after-school and expanded learning settings are an ideal place for this to happen.
This article details 11 lessons businesses can learn from history to ensure a better present and improved future business outcomes.
This article gives small businesses recommendations for creating partnerships with colleges and universities.
This report presents the key findings from a three-year international study that investigated workplace well-being, the activities most effective for enhancing well-being, and the benefits for organizations fostering well-being for their employees.
This article highlights three findings from research on the definition of self-awareness and how to improve it.
This toolkit offers practical advice on how community college leaders can take a deliberate approach to communication with potential partners in their community, including local businesses and industry leaders.
This toolkit helps educators and business/industry representatives strengthen the CTE pathways system through advisory committees. It includes a guide for business/industry members on roles and responsibilities, with related interactive forms.
This guide helps school officials and business leaders who are interested in engaging in school-business partnerships.
The report argues for the importance of childcare for the business future of the United States.
This toolkit gives superintendents, principals, government officials, and community members resources on creating national service partnerships between districts/schools and organizations.
This brief analyzes, revises, and supplements what is known about social and emotional learning to foster the development of citizens who contribute to an increasingly interconnected, diverse global community.
This report shows how AVID improves college, career, and life readiness for students, particularly underrepresented students in higher education.
This report provides policymakers and educators background on the disproportionality of low-income students in special education.
This report provides teachers with strategies to implement self-management skills in the classroom. The report also provides supporting research that self-management leads to better life outcomes (e.g., school completion, financial stability, life satisfaction).
This news article provides background on the importance of teaching social studies to young children for their development as critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action.
This document shows national outcomes for high school seniors using AVID.
This report makes a case for partnerships between business and education sectors and outlines strategies already being used successfully across the country as well as providing recommendations for businesses looking to help students develop soft skills for the workplace.
This article explains why business schools should teach history to better prepare their graduates for successful business careers.
This article discusses how teachers and students in one district used goal setting to improve student achievement. The article also outlines recommendations for successful academic goal implementation.
This article highlights the importance of studying history for understanding the present and preparing for the future.