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Individualized Learning Plans for College and Career Readiness

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

This report from National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), in partnership with Hobsons, examines how states and schools are using… Read More »


Do Teacher Expectations Matter?

Nicholas Papageorge and Seth Gershenson

In this discussion paper, researchers from the Brookings Institute examine the causal impact of teacher expectations on student outcomes. The… Read More »

Report, Research

A Qualitative Study of Student-Centered Learning Practices in New England High Schools

Gabriel Reif, Greta Shultz, and Steven Ellis

This report offers a comprehensive analysis of student-centered learning (SLC) approaches in 12 schools across the New England region, highlighting… Read More »

Brief, Research

Teaching the Whole Child: Instructional Practices That Support Social-Emotional Learning in Three Teacher Evaluation Frameworks

Nicholas Yoder

This research-to-practice brief explores teaching practices that promote social-emotional learning (SEL) and positive learning environments. The author begins with an… Read More »

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Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: Summary Findings from Interviews with Experts

Sarah Guckenburg, Nancy Hurley, Hannah Persson, Trevor Fronius, & Anthony Petrosino

This report provides an overview of the rise and reasons for the use of restorative justice in schools and a… Read More »

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Social Emotional Learning in High School: How Three Urban High Schools Engage, Educate, and Empower Youth

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

This research series from the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education documents practices at three small urban high schools… Read More »

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Connecting Learning to Careers

Young people are living their lives in densely connected, media-saturated contexts, connecting to peers through social media. Connected Learning aims… Read More »

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Looking Under the Hood of Competency-Based Education

American Institutes for Research

Competency-based education (CBE), an instructional approach that emphasizes what students learn and master rather than how much time they spend… Read More »

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The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Joseph Durlak, Roger Weissberg, Allison Dymnicki, Rebecca Taylor & Kriston Schellinger

This research report, published in 2011, is a frequently cited document in the field of social emotional learning (SEL). The… Read More »

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Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth

Kevin Haggerty, Jenna Elgin & Andrew Woolley

This research review was designed to assist middle school educators with choosing appropriate measures of social and emotional skills over… Read More »

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