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Nine Elements of Effective School Community Partnerships to Address Student Mental Health, Physical Health, and Overall Wellness
A white paper that outlines elements necessary for creating and sustaining effective partnerships to improve student mental health, physical health, and overall wellness.
In 2020, the National Summer Learning Association (NLSA) developed a National Summer Learning Week Toolkit to increase participation in and support for summer learning programs. These include letters and social media campaigns. Review the toolkit for key messages, calls to action for community partners, stakeholders, and templates that you can use to tailor communications for your district.
Education Next published this article with examples of messages one district used for post cards, with remarkable results.
Have middle and high schools share the Interest Profiler (O*NET) from the Department of Labor with students to assess their career interests (and what the next educational steps are) with a simple 60 question quiz appropriate for grades 6-12. • Deepen the impact of the assessment and build student knowledge by browsing careers by industry …
Oakland Unified School District uses these data dashboards combining 8th grade indicators along with other postsecondary readiness indicators to help proactively identify students with more needs and ideally set them up for more supports. In particular, Education Strategy Group’s strategies for keeping 9th grade students on track are beneficial to the college.
An article outlining results from a recent poll of college students highlighting effects of COVID on college and career readiness.
A simple Excel document that helps educators reflect on their efforts to build trusting relationships and meaningful partnerships with families through ongoing communication.
Have schools plan one CCR event per grade level a year. A good place to start is this parent engagement toolkit from Oregon Gear Up that includes helpful tips for authentic partnership. These family workshop power points and agendas are easy to download and customize for your school or district Broadly sharing postsecondary family tools …
Customize these tools focused on supporting teachers, students, and their families during distance learning.
Consider investing in a college and career data base, such as Overgrad’s college and career site to help students and families see admissibility as well as graduation rates and financial fit based on their profile. Teachers can support students in younger grades to create a profile and build their student friendly list that shows important …
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