College and Career Planning

Creating or expanding family focused sites for postsecondary planning helps families explore postsecondary options together, rather than having the school be the sole information keeper. The NYC Department of Education’s K-12 college and career planning site is approachable and replicable for other schools or districts. These family inclusive suggestions for career exploration, organized by school …

Career Village Online Community

Online communities, such as Career Village, are helpful once students are narrowed in on what they want to do. Another meaningful way to bring careers to life is by implementing Khan Academy’s Career Unit in 9th or 10th grade. Students learn about career basics and in-depth work experiences of young professionals via subtitled videos. The …

O*NET Interest Profiler

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 …

Wallace Summer Learning Toolkit

Students who attend at least 20 days of summer learning experience academic benefits. Develop effective recruitment materials and attendance systems with the Wallace Summer Learning Toolkit to ensure that students benefit.   

3 Tiers of Intervention

While most students will need general supports to encourage strong attendance, some students will need focused, small group interventions, and a few will need intensive, one-on-one interventions. Attendance Works outlines those three tiers and gives examples of interventions.

ED School Climate Surveys

Leaders’ support of student-centered learning experiences that foster belonging and ignite student agency, identity and voice will build towards inclusive and affirming environments.  Districts can utilize the School Climate Survey to collect and act on reliable, nationally-validated school climate data in real-time.