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.  

Getting to Work on Summer Learning Recommended Practices for Success

Rand’s second edition Getting to Work on Summer Learning provides recommendations for district leaders and their partners who are interested in launching or improving summer learning programs. Key suggestions outlined on page ix include: Commit in the fall to a summer program and begin planning and recruiting instructors by January.  Select a director with the requisite time and authority to lead planning.  …

Guidelines for designing middle-school transition using universal design for learning principles

Review this article by Australian researchers to understand how UDL principles can be applied to transition planning and activities. Annex 1 includes a table with examples for reaching students with diverse needs (e.g., modeling a high school schedule for middle schoolers, soliciting student feedback through surveys and group discussions, goal setting for incoming students).  

National Student Clearinghouse: COVID-19 Special Analysis Update

This National College Progression Rates Report provides new fall 2020 college enrollment rate estimates for recent high school graduates. Their preliminary results published in December 2020 have been updated with the addition of approximately 50 percent more data from high schools and colleges in this report.

Education in a Pandemic: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s Students

This Report from the US Department of Education tells part of a developing story by offering a series of snapshots from mid-March 2020, when many schools  shifted abruptly to remote learning, to mid-April 2021. This developing story prompts eleven observations about how widely—and inequitably—the pandemic appears to have impacted America’s students during this time.  The …

Latest Enrollment Information: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Regular Updates on Higher Education Enrollment

Stay Informed with the Latest Enrollment Information from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Regular Updates on Higher Education Enrollment. Recognizing the urgency of COVID-19’s impact on students and institutions, the Research Center’s Stay Informed series tracks outstanding college enrollment trends in near real-time during the COVID-19 era. It delivers enrollment data dashboards each term, …