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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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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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