Remote Learning Readiness Survey

This free remote learning survey was designed to help districts understand how students, teachers, principals and parents are handling the transition to remote learning. It was developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and BrigthBytes, a company that provides data analysis for school improvement. It includes questions to solicit information from families,… Read More ›

Bridging Digital Divides Between Schools and Communities

The paper looks at the gap between internet connectivity at schools and within under-resourced, low-income communities, which is often referred to as the homework divide. The author looks at data collected from schools in two different cities—Marion, Alabama, and Phoenix, Arizona, where access at school is high due to participation in the ConnectED initiative, a… Read More ›

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

This portion of the Racial Equity Tools website was put together to help community leaders address the COVID-19 pandemic with social justice and equity lens. It features links to resources on analysis of the big picture, community care, organizing and solidarity, resource building and rapid response and virtual work and engagement. It also includes links… Read More ›

Del Lago Academy Series

This is a four-part series of articles featuring Del Lago Academy Campus of Applied Science, which was created by community members and staff in Escondido, California to offer a more student-centered learning option to the district’s high school students. The school focuses on competency-based practices, personalization, and authentic interdisciplinary learning projects. Articles in the series… Read More ›

Making Powerful Educational Choices for our Children

This article calls on parents to advocate for student-centered learning. Written by a fellow parent, it outlines the advantages of learner-centered education. It could be used as a source of inspiration for any group of parents interested in advocating for changes in the education system. Source Organization: Today Parenting Visit the Resource

From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students

This series of three videos documents the personal and academic stories of two students from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. Temeya Gachupin from Walatowa High Charter School, run by the Pueblo of Jemez, and Justin Madalena from Jemez Valley High School, a traditional district school, discuss the challenges they faced in high school… Read More ›

Involving Families: A Relationship-Centered Approach

This article describes the efforts to more fully include Latino parents at a school in Boulder Valley School District. While the featured school is an elementary school, the ideas in this article can be applied when working with families with students of any age. School leaders, community outreach specialists/parent coordinators, and teachers will all get… Read More ›

Ready for Take Off: Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection (YARI)

At the YARI Kick-Off Event last week, we welcomed into the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative family ten youth researchers who are “twice exceptional” — they possess both a learning difference and face marginalization connected to race, language, sexuality, and/or income. KnowledgeWorks is leading the project with our partners from the Center for Youth and Community… Read More ›

Black Girls CODE

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been empowering young women of color to learn the technology and computer science skills needed to become leaders in the field. Girls age 7-17 learn coding skills at workshops and after school programs. Black Girls CODE’s is committed to providing African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of… Read More ›

Teaching Tolerance

This website is full of resources to promote diversity and inclusion, including classroom activities and lesson plans, as well as professional development activities and readings. The well organized site includes a section on classroom resources which are aligned with common core standards as well as Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards. This section includes a large database… Read More ›

Advancing Equity by Building Development Relationships

This story looks at the importance of building developmental relationships in which adults and youth share power, especially for students from traditionally underserved communities. Developmental relationships are are purposeful relationships built on trust, designed to help young people: Discover who they are Cultivate the abilities needed for them to shape their own lives Learn how… Read More ›

Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle Community Challenges in Learn and Earn Program

This article describes a summer learning program in the Pittsburg, PA area. Through the Learn and Earn Program, students conducted research projects in about 15 neighborhoods across the city. They surveyed residents on issues of importance to the community, such as factors contributing to crime rate, feelings about local businesses, and trash problems. Students had… Read More ›