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September 30, 2014

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls reports

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity, a new report from the National Women's Law Center and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., shines a spotlight on the barriers that restrict and limit the educational opportunities of many African American girls, the impact of those barriers on the lives of African American girls and women, and the available interventions that present opportunities to fundamentally improve life outcomes for young African American women. This report - the result of a multi-year study - urges educators, school leaders, community leaders and members, advocates, policymakers, and philanthropic organizations to take action to advance the success of African American girls.

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July 29, 2022

Using Federal Funds for Summer Learning and Afterschool

The Wallace Foundation has released a new guide, developed by EducationCounsel, that describes which federal funds can be tapped to make progress in three broad areas to support quality and access: Preparing for program delivery, building ecosystems of support and creating equitable learning environments.

February 10, 2022

Changing the Odds: A Community Vision for Why Education Equity Matters and What We Should Do About It.

#DegreesNYC has released a new report, Changing the Odds: A Community Vision for Why Education Equity Matters and What We Should Do About It. This report examines the 10-year trajectory of 65,000 9th graders who began in New York City public schools in 2008. It details heartbreaking systemic racial disparities, yet holds out for hope that change is coming. It concludes with recommendations and a call to action on how together we can usher in that change.

January 13, 2022

Navigating Uncertain Waters: NYC Workforce Professionals in the Age of Covid-19

Workforce development professionals will play a powerful role in reconnecting New Yorkers to fairly paid, stable, and fulfilling work in the wake of Covid-19. The new report from the Center for New York City Affairs and the Workforce Professionals Training Institute details both the new challenges workforce professionals have faced throughout Covid, and the structural issues that the Covid era has only made clearer.

December 09, 2021

Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences

The National Summer Learning Association has released a study titled "Building Resilience in Youth Through Summer Experiences: Structured Summer Programming Promotes Social-Emotional Growth and School Preparedness." The study is designed to help practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers understand the caregiver perspective on both kinds of summer experiences, structured and unstructured, including what children do under each scenario, and what they learn academically, recreationally, and socio-emotionally from those activities, whether structured or unstructured.

December 09, 2021

Summer 2021: How California Educators Met the Moment with Re-engagement, Reconnection, and Reimagined Learning

Summer 2021 saw an unprecedented level of attention and infusion of public funding to increase access and expand the role of high-quality summer learning and enrichment programs. These investments sought to respond to the negative effects of distance learning, disengagement, and trauma experienced due to COVID-19, particularly for the students most harmed by the structural economic and racial inequities that have only been exacerbated during the pandemic. Partnership for Children & Youth has released a report describing how California educators met this moment.

December 09, 2021

Spiking Demand, Growing Barriers: The Trends Shaping Afterschool and Summer Learning in Rural Communities

Afterschool Alliance has released a new report, “Spiking Demand, Growing Barriers: The Trends Shaping Afterschool and Summer Learning in Rural Communities,” providing a look at the afterschool and summer landscape in rural communities, drawing off data from their America After 3PM research. Visit their dashboard to learn more about the findings from the report.

November 23, 2021

Leaders of Tomorrow: Immigrant & Refugee Youth - A Guidebook on Leadership Development

Leaders of Tomorrow is a leadership program developed by the Institute for Educational Leadership with a curriculum co-created by immigrant and refugee youth. The goal of Leaders of Tomorrow is to support and mobilize immigrant and refugee youth through opportunities to expand their knowledge, strengthen their skills, access tools and resources, and improve their own circumstances and those of all children, youth, adults, and families in their communities.

October 14, 2021

2021 Children's Mental Health Report

Even before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, mental health professionals were struggling to meet the needs of the 1 in 5 children and adolescents with a mental health or learning disorder. Then the pandemic hit, bringing an upsurge in youth reporting mental health challenges. A new report from The Child Mind Institute examines the growing body of research on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health, including the results of a survey of thousands of parents.

September 23, 2021

Take N.O.T.E.

Learning and thinking differences do not just affect kids in school, they can cause challenges in everyday life. Take N.O.T.E. (Notice. Observe. Talk. Engage.), a free step-by-step guide developed by Understood can help families understand these challenges and take action.

September 23, 2021

Out-of-School Time Programs: Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice - Parent, Teacher & OST Provider

After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, parents’ top priorities for their children’s summer programs are addressing their social and emotional health, providing physical outdoor activities and helping them discover their passion and purpose. Those were key findings from an updated national survey, as well as interviews and focus groups conducted by Edge Research for Learning Heroes, a nonprofit dedicated to elevating the voice of parents in education. Replacing an earlier version published in May, a new report, along with an accompanying playbook, highlights these findings.