The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards, designed by the NYU Metro Center, help parents, teachers, students and community members determine the extent to which their schools’ curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has their Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework, intended to help all stakeholders incorporate four high leverage CR-SE strategies. School leaders should reference page 34 for inclusive curriculum guidelines. District leaders should reference page 39 for inclusive curriculum guidelines.
School districts across the country are incorporating an equity and inclusion lens into all aspects of education to promote equitable opportunities that help students thrive, inclusive of all in the school community. Buffalo Public School’s work on Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education can provide a model for other districts to follow.
Partnering with external or replicating high-quality afterschool programs provides students with opportunities for academic supports and enrichment that lead to positive outcomes. Learn from It’s About Time, a report capturing the extended school day experiences of Meriden, CT and their positive outcomes.
Scheduling Acceleration Academies, intensive, small group (8-12 students) learning opportunities that take place over school vacations, can help students gain up to six months of learning through a single week. Washington, DC Public Schools’ Summer Acceleration Academies is designed to serve a targeted group of students at each school (approximately 10 to 35 percent) who …
Set up a regular cycle of tutoring family communication, keeping these continual updates best practices in mind will help to increase success for your high-dosage tutoring program.
Choosing the right people for the job is critical: tutors’ values should align with your own and tutors’ skills should be suited to their work. This toolkit has strategies and tools for tutors for recruiting, selecting and training tutors.
Share this National Student Support Accelerator equity toolkit, specifically focused on tutors, with schools or hiring managers when recruiting, selecting and training tutors.
Similar to classroom instruction, tutoring sessions should be carefully planned, proactive and relate to the grade-level content students are learning in the classroom. Help leaders guide tutors to have consistent structure and flow in their tutoring session design using this exemplar tutoring session structure from the National Student Support Accelerator.
School days are packed, but leaders must prioritize specific tutoring times in order to truly accelerate learning. This brief from the National Center on Response to Intervention has helpful approaches to and questions for optimal scheduling. See page four to learn more about how other institutions have established daily intervention classes.