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Publications, Reports, Richard Lofton | Comments Off on Plessy’s Tracks: African American students confronting academic placement in a racially diverse school and African American community by Richard Lofton

Plessy’s Tracks: African American students confronting academic placement in a racially diverse school and African American community by Richard Lofton

Plessy’s Tracks: African American students confronting academic placement in a racially diverse school and African American community by Richard Lofton

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Supporting Students During the Pandemic and Beyond: The Case for a Corps for Student Success

Supporting Students During the Pandemic and Beyond: The Case for a Corps for Student Success

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On Track to Career Success

On Track to Career Success

On Track to Career Success Ensuring Postsecondary Education and Work for All Students To succeed in the 21st century, all students need to earn a high school diploma and have a supported postsecondary pathway that prepares them in their career. Unfortunately, access to these opportunities is not equitably spread throughout our nation. In our neighborhoods […]

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[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

[REPORT] Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss, and Educational Inequity

National Analysis Shows Students Experiencing Chronic Absence Prior to Pandemic Likely to be Among the Hardest Hit by Learning Loss More Than 8 Million Students Attend Schools with High or Extreme Levels of Chronic Absence By Attendance Works and Everyone Graduates CenterFebruary 2021 Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, one out of 6 students (8 million) […]

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2020 Building A Grad Nation Report

2020 Building A Grad Nation Report

Authored by Civic and the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance, the Building a Grad Nation report examines both progress and challenges toward reaching the GradNation campaign goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. AT&T, lead sponsor, has supported the […]

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A Call to Action: Generating Strategies that Promote Nurturing, Justice, and Equitable Environments in Baltimore

A Call to Action: Generating Strategies that Promote Nurturing, Justice, and Equitable Environments in Baltimore

By Richard Lofton, Jr. In the 19th century, Daniel Coker, William Lively, William Watkins, and Father James Hector Nicholas Jourbert de la Muraille and the Oblate Sisters of Providence provided nurturing educational environments for Black Maryland residents through Sabbath and Day Schools that aimed to acknowledge and support the “whole person” (Gardner, 1976). At that […]

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Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes

Connecting Social-Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, and On-Track Outcomes: A Multi-District Study of Grades 3 to 10 Students Supported by City Year AmeriCorps Members May 20, 2020By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes There is a growing understanding that an integrated approach to social, emotional, and academic development provides the best path toward ensuring all students graduate […]

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HomeWork Guide for Parents

HomeWork Guide for Parents

HomeWork: Lessons Learned in the Home for Success in School & Life is a resource book for training parents and those in parenting roles to guide their child(ren) in the “home” ways of supporting their learning in school and beyond. HomeWork strives to equip parents well, and build their confidence for success in this role. Through […]

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Keeping Secondary School Students Connected to School When Schooling is Remote

Keeping Secondary School Students Connected to School When Schooling is Remote

As more and more schools close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its important to consider how to keep all students connected to school when it is remote. Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research professor at the Center for Safe and Healthy School at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, highlights […]

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2019 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

2019 Building a Grad Nation Report: Progress and Challenge in Raising High School Graduation Rates

New In-Depth Analysis of High School Graduation Rates Reveals Progress is Real, But Slowing, Indicating Urgency to Double Down on Equity Gaps The ‘Building a Grad Nation’ Report’s First-Ever Secondary School Improvement Index Shows More Than Two Thirds of States Have Increased Graduation Rates and Other Measures Of Academic Achievement, Mitigating Concerns Around Diminished Graduation […]

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