One in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic. This brief provides strategies to consider and to avoid in regards to: How can schools and districts support families in their diverse …
A two-week family engagement plan focused on improving student reading with daily messages and ideas (and scripts) for connecting personally with families through videos, chats, Facebook live events, or phone calls.
Seek Common Ground and the experts at Student Achievement Partners have created Family Guides to help parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends— anyone helping a child to learn in the 2020-21 school year— understand more about what children should know and be able to do by the end of each grade in literacy and math. Other academic …
A playbook of 26 strategies to address student chronic absence, whether it be mild, moderate, or severe (the three tiers of intervention). The COVID-19 considerations, included with the strategies, show ways to adapt evidence-based practices when it is not possible to meet face-to-face.
Strategies on how to use 5 metrics that paint a holistic picture of whether students are positioned to benefit from distance and hybrid learning opportunities.
A survey administered in the summer of 2020 in which teachers reported concerning levels of student engagement with remote learning overall and stark differences along racial and socio-economic lines that make engagement in learning markedly more challenging.
A SEL hub on a district’s website to promote SEL skills and well-being across the whole community.
This promising practices brief explores research on monitoring and promoting attendance and engagement in online learning and summarizes the findings from conversations with a small number of school districts about their transition to remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief provides a resource to states and districts on promising practices in …
A one-pager that provides essential questions to engage students in safe and developmentally appropriate conversations and lessons to discuss past, current, and future impacts of the pandemic and racial inequities on themselves, their families, their communities, and the broader world.
A website with a list of practical tips.