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? 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

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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 ›

Why REMIQS Is Needed

Why is the REMIQS (pronounced “re-mix”) project needed? Equity is often under-prioritized and under-theorized in school evaluation models Exclusionary practices limit who gets to decide about what data are gathered and how they are interpreted Overreliance on test scores to evaluate school quality Families, colleges, employers, and communities value a wider range of school outcomes School… Read More ›

Deeper Learning and Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact of New Hampshire’s Work-Study Practices 

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Through its Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) initiative, New Hampshire offers innovative, successful approaches in competency-based and deeper learning practices, and is a model for other states to follow. JFF is partnering with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, the New Hampshire Department of Education, and the Center for Innovation in Education to understand how… Read More ›

Critical Civic Inquiry: Student-Centered Learning

The team at the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative is asking questions about equity in education research because we will never achieve equity in education until we center the expertise of marginalized stakeholders. 

Led by Rowan University and University of Colorado, this study will investigate two areas of student-centered learning: “How students can be supported to take “ownership” of their learning” and “How learning can occur anytime, anywhere.” The research team will do this by studying an approach to student-centered learning that we call Critical Civic Inquiry (CCI).… Read More ›