How to Address Educational Equity: Research-Based Recommendations for Educators

cultural responsiveness and student voice

In the last several months, public school stakeholders raised questions about how schools, classrooms and communities have responded and adapted to the changing health and political landscapes. Today, these questions underscore an ever-growing sense of urgency. Indeed, the ongoing demonstrations in opposition to systemic violence against Black people and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More ›

Key Findings from the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project

culturally responsive

The Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education (CR-MBE) project investigated how eight New York City middle and high schools incorporate both culturally responsive education and mastery-based practices. Mastery-based education (MBE) is an approach to education that sets measurable learning goals that students master at their own pace and through personalized pathways to learning. However, on its own,… Read More ›

Student researches how historically marginalized students can pursue meaningful careers after high school

career development

Everitt Price is part of the cohort of youth researchers in the Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection project. He researched the question: How can historically marginalized students pursue meaningful paths and healthy careers after high school?” Meet the Student Researcher Everitt Price (he, him) Family members: Mom, grandma and three sisters Favorite song:  Dream On by Aerosmith What would people not know just by looking at you: I can dance. How you… Read More ›

Students Examine How Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds of Teachers and Students Affect Classroom Relationships

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Laila Ibrahim and Amy Monroy are youth researchers involved in the Youth Action Researchers at the Intersection (YARI) project. They researched the question: How do the racial/ethnic backgrounds of teachers and students affect student-teacher relationships within the classroom? https://youtu.be/7Pxu0v6WTS0 Meet the Student Researchers Laila Ibrahim (she, her) Birthplace: Pasadena, CAFamily members: Parents and older sisterCurrent favorite book: A Brief… Read More ›

Resource Round Up: Competency-Based Education

competency education fitting blocks

Stakeholders throughout the education field are asking how student-centered approaches might address inequities and challenges. Some schools already utilizing a personalized, competency-based approach have found the transition to remote learning less difficult, though the articles below make a case for adopting competency-based approaches during remote learning – and in the future. How to Use Online… Read More ›

Promise and Peril: Examining the Role of Ed Tech for Students With Disabilities

This report released by the National Center for Learning Disabilities poses the essential questions that must be asked when approaching ed-tech investments. The resource highlights both the challenges and opportunities presented by school closures and a shift to remote or hybrid learning models in response to COVID-19. It calls for action to ensure education technology… Read More ›

What REMIQS Does

What does the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) do? Leverages longitudinal data systems to locate extraordinary schools in ordinary settings Moves beyond test scores to include: college/career readiness, school climate, cultural responsiveness, civic engagement, student supports, disciplinary outcomes, attendance/absenteeism, pushout/graduation rates, teacher retention/turnover, SEL, faculty/staff characteristics, advanced course enrollment, college success, etc. Foregrounds equity — shows where underserved… Read More ›

How REMIQS Works

How does the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) work? New statistical model that combines a comprehensive array of indicators, inputs, outputs, and outcomes to identify which schools have demonstrated consistent and longitudinal success in promoting high academic and social achievement with marginalized student populations Integration of national data sets with state data to ensure inter-state comparability and a… Read More ›