A group of D.C. area colleges and universities are joining together to research ways to reduce gun violence. This coalition of schools, called the 120 Initiative, will explore topics such as social economic issues, impacts of technology, and interactions between law and society.
This is the nation’s premier convening of institution executive leaders, faculty, students, and supporters. It is implemented under the leadership of the Initiative, in close consultation with the Executive Office of the President and U.S. Department of Education.
Introducing social-emotional learning to all aspects of curriculum was critical to school culture transformation efforts aimed to address dropping enrollment numbers, increasing suspension rates and overwhelming student dissatisfaction at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., Principal Vanessa Drumm-Canepa writes.
When this principal accepted the position at Langley Elementary in Washington, D.C., they had two objectives in mind: one, to empower teachers who truly care about supporting the whole child, and two, to inspire a schoolwide culture shift.
Provides final results from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation grant of the New Teacher Center's (NTC's) teacher induction model. Results show that the model for new teachers increases student learning in grades 4-8 by an additional 2-4 months in ELA/reading and an additional 2-5 months in math.
The perceptions of students and teachers about their school are valid data that are highly predictive of how a school is succeeding — and where it needs to improve, as a University of Chicago Consortium on School Research study found.
In “Development of a School Survey and Index as a School Performance Measure in Maryland: A REL–MSDE Research Partnership,” Tim Kautz, Charles Tilley, Christine Ross, and Natalie Larkin detail Maryland’s development and validation of a school climate survey and the process for developing an overall index of climate for each school.
Shares the results from student school climate surveys conducted in spring 2014 among schools involved in the Maryland Safe Supportive Schools (MD S3) initiative. Part of a series, this report offered school teams a sense of student perceptions statewide around engagement and school support that could be used as a comparison point to help school teams gauge and improve their school climate.