Describes how Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) provides pathways for social and economic opportunities for its students. Although FAMU’s 40 percent rate of graduation exceeds the national average for African-American students, the university is working to increase its graduation rate with campus-wide student support policies, programs, and practices.
Documents specific policy interventions that can be implemented in the state of California to improve outcomes for men of color in community colleges. Suggests that state policy makers examine new ways of disaggregating data, creating a new early warning system, institute a statewide educational initiative for men of color, and create programs to reclaim "near completers."
Hornell City School District (NY) used Elementary and Secondary Education School Counseling funds to hire three additional mental health providers to support students in Kindergarten through grade 6 in three different schools. With the extra support, these schools have been able to develop Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) teams. These PBIS teams reorganized the systems and structures in place to better support students.
Provides a unifying framework for schools, families, and communities to understand, select, and organize their learning supports (i.e., strategies, programs, and practices used to create conditions to enhance learning).
Oxnard School District, an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant recipient, provides mental health services to students and families living within the most underserved areas of Ventura County, California through Acción Positiva.
Covers the first step in a project between MDRC and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to study the state’s efforts to improve college outcomes for Latinos — in particular, the approaches being taken at two-year and four-year colleges that qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), as part of its Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration grant initiative, Collaborative Internship for All (CIA), is recruiting, training and coaching school counseling interns en route to placing them in high-needs school communities.