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Reports, Richard Lofton | Comments Off on Fulfilling Maryland’s Promise of a Thorough and Efficient Education

Fulfilling Maryland’s Promise of a Thorough and Efficient Education

Fulfilling Maryland’s Promise of a Thorough and Efficient Education

Bearing Strange Fruit: How Baltimore Youth and Families Articulate and Cope with Underinvestment and Lack of Opportunity in Baltimore City Schools. A report by Richard Lofton, Ph.D., Larry C. Simmons, Joshua Schuschke, Ph.D.

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Reports, Robert Balfanz, Uncategorized, Vaughan Byrnes | Comments Off on Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years

By Robert Balfanz and Vaughan Byrnes Executive Summary Connecting Social-Emotional Development and Academic Indicators Across Multiple Years builds on the work conducted for a previous study, “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.” Released in May of 2020, that […]

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Use of an Early Warning Identification and Student Intervention System: A Case Study of Three Effective Promotion Coaches

Use of an Early Warning Identification and Student Intervention System: A Case Study of Three Effective Promotion Coaches

By Marcia H. Davis, this this article examines the activities of three top coaches using the EWI team modeling in rural, urban, and suburban schools to do a deep dive into their activities to identify important lessons for developing new early warning systems.

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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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Continuous Improvement in High Schools: Helping More Students Succeed

Continuous Improvement in High Schools: Helping More Students Succeed

The newest publication by Martha Abele Mac Iver and Robert Balfanz, Continuous Improvement in High Schools, gives educators and policymakers an accessible, actionable framework to address one of the nation’s most important educational priorities: improving high school graduation and postsecondary preparedness rates. Martha Abele Mac Iver and Robert Balfanz, national experts in dropout prevention, apply the […]

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Presentations, Robert Balfanz | Comments Off on Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

Virtual Event: “How COVID Changed Education”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools worldwide closed and an estimated 168 million students have been out of school for over a year, entering into a mass online learning experiment. In the United States, in-person learning will largely be restored this fall, but questions remain about how to keep K-12 schools safe and about the lingering […]

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Hopkins on the Hill: How Can We Address Educational Disparities Exacerbated by COVID-19?

Hopkins on the Hill: How Can We Address Educational Disparities Exacerbated by COVID-19?

Schools have faced unprecedented challenges in the COVID-19 era, including tracking students’ progress and engagement while converting to a virtual environment and/or managing novel hybrid schedules. These challenges have disproportionately affected our most vulnerable students: those from low-income families. Join educational experts, Annette Anderson (PhD) and Richard Lofton (PhD), as they discuss lessons learned from […]

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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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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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