Resources

Bringing the Four Principles Together

Welcome to the Resources page! Here, you will find high-quality educational materials that have been selected by the Students at the Center team.

Learn more about our vetting process here. Our curation process is ongoing so let us know what we should include.


Brief

The Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheet Series

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

These four Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheets discuss RI state policies that support and/or limit the spread of student-centered learning practices, highlight… Read More »

Tool

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education

Education Elements and The Learning Accelerator

This guide was designed to help districts build support for personalized learning through the development of a communications plan to… Read More »

Report

Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs

Council of Chief State School Officers

This report from The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and The Aspen Education & Society Program outlines concrete… Read More »

Report

An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

Bruce Friend, Susan Patrick, Carri Schneider, and Tom Vander Ark

This report provides an overview of student-centered learning for families and community members, using parent-friendly language, short explanations, and many… Read More »

Case Study, Multimedia

Bronx Arena High School Multimedia Monograph

Sydney Shaef and Antonia Rudenstine

This multimedia monograph features Bronx Arena High School, an innovative, competency-based school serving historically marginalized youth in New York City.… Read More »

Article/Blog

CTE in High School: Does It Improve Student Outcomes?

Shaun Dougherty, Dara Zeehandelaar

In this article, researchers Shaun Dougherty and Dara Zeehandelaar describe results from their study showing positive outcomes for students who… Read More »

Summary

Defining Student-Centered Learning

Meriden Public Schools

This two-page overview of student-centered learning was developed by Meriden Public Schools based on the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s, Putting… Read More »

Case Study

Case Stories From One Middle School’s Efforts for Partnership

Frank LaBanca

This article is written by Students at the Center Distinguished Fellow Dr. Frank LaBanca, principal of Westside Middle School Academy Magnet,… Read More »

Tool

Designing New School Models: A Practical Guide

Springpoint

This school design guide, written by Springpoint, a group of school design experts, outlines a student-centered approach to designing innovative… Read More »

Article/Blog

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

Alexandra Diracles, Katarina Pasinsky

This article shares actionable approaches to getting started with coding in the classroom. It identifies why coding is important on… Read More »

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