Who We Are We support family organizing and advocacy entities working to eliminate racial injustice in schools. To this end we develop tools and resources that help parents, teachers, and students create ideal learning environments for Black and Brown learners. Mission Close the academic opportunity gap by protecting the intellectual curiosity and positive racial self-concept of Black children …
Family Engagement Lab
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) engages, empowers and transforms families by providing the knowledge and the skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their students achieve their full potential.
Collaborating to transform and improve education systems: A playbook for family-school engagement. Brookings Institution.
This playbook on family-school collaboration makes the case for why family engagement is essential for education systems transformation and why families and schools must have a shared understanding of what a good quality education looks like. By providing evidence-based strategies from around the world and other hands-on tools that school leaders and partners can adopt …
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Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices, Summer Learning
Visit Turnaround for Children’s Culturally Affirming and Sustaining Practices sub-page and download the Curriculum Audit, which helps educators consider the extent to which curricula and related materials are culturally responsive. The audit includes reflection questions related to cultural knowledge, representation, skills development, and co-creation of learning experiences.
Summer Learning and Beyond Opportunities for Creating Equity
Review the Introduction to Learning Policy Institute’s Summer Learning and Beyond report, which introduces six design principles for promoting equity in summer learning programs. Dive deeper into any of the six principles for an overview, key ideas and practices arising from the principle, and additional resources. Or, see page 16 for a case study detailing how a district in California is putting the principles into action.
How to Take a “Both And” Approach to SEL and Academics This Summer
Check out this article from PanoramaEd.com about how to integrate SEL and academic content into summer learning programs. Suggestions include promoting student voice and choice – for instance, by seeking student input on learning goals or prioritizing project-based learning – as well as using trauma-informed instructional techniques and incorporating SEL objectives for class units.
Wallace: Summer Learning Toolkit, PROMOTING PARTICIPATION AND EXPERIENCE
Download the Wallace Foundation’s Promoting Participation and Experience tip sheet, which offers suggestions on page 5 for planning, staff training, and observation and feedback designed to create a positive site climate.
TNTP: Planning for Summer School in 2021
Page 7 of this planning resource from TNTP is a list of questions to consider when determining which students to prioritize. You will also find a list of considerations when choosing a summer learning model, including: what students know and have yet to master, how teams will track progress, and instructional capacity needed.
Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Review the Comprehensive Guide to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to learn about how districts are using MTSS to ensure that all students have the resources and support needed to succeed. Under What is MTSS, see how schools are using the “inverted pyramid” to serve all students, small groups in need of additional interventions, and individual students who …
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Core IGNITE Resources, Implementation Booklet and Mentor Training Manual
Download the IGNITE Peer Mentoring Guide and see pages 2-5 to learn about a model for supporting first-year students and developing leadership and empathy skills for older youth.