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Investing in Social & Emotional Learning
From the web site: "SCE is invested in shaping an ecosystem of anytime, anywhere, 21st century learning to prepare youth to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and highly connected world. Through three primary programs—digital learning, social and emotional learning, and our catalyst grants—SCE connects talent and innovation with forces for positive change."

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Knowledge Works Foundation
From the web site: "As a leader in Strategic Foresight and educational transformation, KnowledgeWorks informs thought leaders and policymakers about the responsive policy environments that will ensure every student experiences meaningful personalized learning to succeed in college, career and life."

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Leveling the Playing Field - Extended Learning -pdf
Leveling the Playing Field: The Promise of Extended Learning Opportunities and Supports for Youth, By Heidi Harris Lemmel and Robert Rothman is one of several articles in this pdf about extending learning in the out-of-school-time hours.

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Living & Learning in Poverty - articles & links
From the web site: "This site is dedicated to storing and exploring all available research and resources related to poverty as it impacts the lives of children and the learning of children." The site has links to many related resources. Make it part of your research.

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Louisiana's Plan for Student & Learning Supports
The Louisiana State Department of Education has just released its design prototype document that will guide its work across the state in supporting development of a Comprehensive Learning Supports System. The document can be accessed on the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools web site.

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Lumina Foundation for Education - Goal 2025
From the web site: "The mission of Lumina Foundation for Education is to expand access and success in education beyond high school, particularly among adults, first-generation college going students, low-income students and students of color. This mission is directed toward a single, overarching big goal – to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials1 to 60 percent by the year 2025."

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Mapping Existing Community and School Resources
This page is part of an extensive online resource center hosted by the UCLA Center for Mental Health in schools. It provides a list of resources and ideas for Mapping Existing School and Community Resources for Addressing Barriers to Learning.

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Maps show "island" school districts -
This article shows "180 school districts across the country completely surrounded by a single larger district." In most cases the "island" district has much higher rates of poverty, or affluence, than the surrounding area, contributing to inequality in education opportunities.

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Maps show level of segregation in NYC schools
This set of maps is part of a report showing segregation in big city schools, produced by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA.

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Measuring Character Education and Cognitive Skills - literature review
This is a working paper by James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz created with the National Bureau of Economic Research. This description was provided in the Americas Promise enews: "According the abstract,this paper reviews the recent literature on measuring and boosting cognitive and noncognitive skills. The literature establishes that achievement tests do not adequately capture character skills -- personality traits, goals, motivations, and preferences --that are valued in the labor market, in school, and in many other domains."

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Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools
From the web site: "Grades and attendance—not test scores—are the middle grade factors most strongly connected with both high school and college success. In fact, grades and attendance matter more than test scores, race, poverty, or other background characteristics for later academic success. This report follows approximately 20,000 Chicago Public Schools students as they transition from elementary to high school. It is designed to help answer questions about which markers should be used to gauge whether students are ready to succeed in high school and beyond. It also considers the performance levels students need to reach in middle school to have a reasonable chance of succeeding in high school."

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Millions Learning Project - scaling up quality learning around world
From the web site: "The Millions Learning project seeks to identify where and how education interventions are scaling quality learning for children and youth in low- and middle-income countries around the world."

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National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. This site also hosts the ERIC internet-based digital library of education research and information. Most of these will be available through this web site.

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National Initiative for Transforming Student and Learning Supports - UCLA Center Resource
From the web site: "The aim of this ongoing initiative is to mobilize direct actions for (a) elevating school improvement policy discussion about ending the marginalization of student and learning supports and (b) moving toward transformation of such supports." The UCLA Center contains an extensive web library, hosts a national list serve, publishes an email newsletter, and more. Browse the site.

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NMC (New Media Consortium) - focuses on education technologies
From the web site: "The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses everyday; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research."

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Opportunity to Learn Campaign - resources
From the web site: "The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. The Campaign includes local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders and philanthropic partners.

Standards-based reform, and the high-stakes testing that goes with it, has been our nation's dominant education policy in recent decades. But this approach has done nothing to address the deep inequities in access to educational opportunity, particularly for low-income students and students of color. By focusing solely on the achievement gap, our nation has failed to address the opportunity gap that creates it." This link points to a resource page on the web site.

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Overcoming Poverty Challenge - Everyone Graduates report
From the web site: "This white paper focuses on an important and under-conceptualized thread in the weave of efforts needed to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career training: enhanced student supports. It argues that in order to overcome the educational impacts of poverty – the poverty challenge, schools that serve high concentrations of low income students need to be able to provide direct, evidence-based supports that help students attend school regularly, act in a productive manner, believe they will succeed, overcome external obstacles, complete their coursework, and put forth the effort required to graduate college- and career-ready."

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Partnership for 21st Century Learning - Framework
From the web site: "P21's mission is to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops."

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Poverty, not Education, is the problem. USA report
This December 2013 report profiles "New studies show that the number of poor children is rising and the impact it has on learning."

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Public School Review - Find info about public schools
From the web site: "Public School Review provides free, detailed profiles of USA public schools and their surrounding communities. The site evaluates schools relative to each other and to state-wide averages for several key criteria like teacher:student ratios. The site can be particularly helpful for families who are moving and need to evaluate several potential schools, or for all parents who are exploring different pre-college educational options for their child." The site has sections for parents, policy information, and issues facing public schools.

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Race and the Schooling of Black Americans, 1992 article
This is an article I've had in my home library for many years. By adding it to my web library it's available to many others.

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Reducing college drop out rate - article
This April 2016 New York Times article is titled "What Can Stop Kids from Dropping Out?" and focuses on college retention.

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SCANS Report - 1991 education goals to be achieved by 2000
The SCANS Report for America 2000 (issued in 1991) lists ten necessary skills that needed to be included and emphasized in every curriculum. This link points to a summary of recommendations.

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School Counselor Advocy, National Office
From the web site: "The College Board's National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) believes school counselors are critical school-based professionals who have significant impact on children's futures and are essential to their attainment of meaningful future career options and high-quality life circumstances. We work to institutionalize school counseling practice that advances equitable educational access and rigorous academic preparation necessary for college readiness for all students."

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Soros Foundation focus on Education and Youth
From the web site: "The Open Society Foundations are committed to empowering young people by supporting efforts to increase access to quality education. From early childhood to higher education, we work to ensure young people from different backgrounds have equal access to education and to promote critical thinking, respect for diverse opinions, and free and open intellectual inquiry." Visit the web site to learn more of its resources and programs.

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