Supportive Schools Certification. Chicago Public Schools (CPS)
continuous improvement process recognizes schools for their school climate and social-emotional learning efforts and impact. In five years, CPS has certified 520 schools.
Closing the Achievement Gap. Edison Elementary (CA) makes sure students feel supported while setting high expectations.
The National Center School Mental Health
, and Child Trends
have compiled tips and resources to help schools support their students, families, and communities in response to COVID-19.
National Guidance for Schools and Daycare Programs.
provides guidance for schools before and during a COVID-19 outbreak.
Teachers from across the world share strategies to stay grounded
as they teach from home.
State Policies and Guidance. Child Trends and EMT Associates, Inc.
have developed a resource that includes the text of state laws, guidance, and resources for how school districts in each state should respond to a disease outbreak.
Preventing COVID-19-Related Bullying.
Amid ongoing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Education
has urged schools to address bullying and other unfair treatment of students who are perceived to be Chinese-American or otherwise of Asian descent.
Protecting Civil Rights of Students.
THE U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released a fact sheet titled Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
and a Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities.
See also California Corner
Indigenous Children and Youth.
The National Association of School Psychologists
has released a statement on effective service delivery for Indigenous children and youth.
Reducing Suspensions and Expulsions.
The National Institute of Justice
reports on effective school-based programs for reducing school exclusion.
The Institute of Education Science
examines the use of expulsion in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools based on schools reporting being allowed to use this disciplinary practice and minority enrollment.
Equity Initiatives. Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
implements equity initiatives to strengthen inclusion and diversity.
Discussing Equity Issues.
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has released a short video, “This is Equity
,” to help local educators, families, students, and community groups engage in conversations on equity issues.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
reports on the implications of the changing landscape of K-12 education for pre-service and in-service education with a focus on diversity.
Participation in an afterschool social-emotional learning program
for at least two years has been found to increase children’s academic skills and positive classroom behaviors.
The CDC’s Parents for Healthy Schools
includes informational and planning tools to encourage parent engagement in school health.
Sleep and Discrimination-related Stress.
A study of ethnic/racial minority students
investigates their stress and wellbeing in response to discrimination and the beneficial role of sleep.
To combat youth vaping, the city of Salem (MA)
is buying back vape pens and e-cigarettes from teenagers.