Wraparound student supports

The Federal Role in Transforming Struggling Schools

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2011-04-01
Type: 
policy
Category: 
charter-schools

To transform struggling schools into successful environments for teaching and learning, more emphasis needs to be placed on seeking partnerships among groups at the federal and local level. This brief examines the federal policy for intervening in low-achieving schools and suggests a different approach for "turning around" struggling schools.

Making Summer Count: How Summer Programs Can Boost Children’s Learning

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-06-21
Author: 
Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Catherine H. Augustine, Heather L. Schwartz, Susan J. Bodilly, Brian Mcinnis, Dahlia S. Lichter, Amanda Brown Cross
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

Summer learning programs can help children improve their academics, especially students from low-income families who may not have access to educational resources in the summer, and low-achieving students who need additional time to master academic materials. This report, conducted by RAND Education and sponsored by The Wallace Foundation, finds evidence of the effectiveness of summer learning programs and offers specific recommendations on how school districts can overcome barriers to establishing them so that all children have access to enrichment opportunities.

Opportunity To Learn Messaging Toolkit

Publication Date: 
Mon, 2010-10-25
Author: 
OTL Campaign
Type: 
toolkits

Tools you can use: This toolkit can help you frame the education debates/discussions in your community - to focus on systemic solutions that ensure all children have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn, instead of solutions that may be popular with some but lack a positive track record and are not scalable.

Tools you can use: This toolkit can help you frame the education debates/discussions in your community - to focus on systemic solutions that ensure all children have a fair and substantive opportunity to learn, instead of solutions that may be popular with some but lack a positive track record and are not scalable.

New Report on Teachers: Students Who Need the Most Don’t Get the Best

Publication Date: 
Thu, 2010-11-18
Type: 
reports
Category: 
highly-effective-teachers

Nearly a decade after federal law was enacted to ensure that low-income students and students of color had a fair shot at being assigned to strong teachers, students in high-poverty schools are still disproportionately taught by out-of-field and rookie teachers.

Alliance for Quality Education report: Unequal Opportunity = Unequal Results

Publication Date: 
Tue, 2011-01-25
Type: 
reports
Category: 
equitable-instructional-materials

 This report from the Alliance for Quality Education finds that large cuts to the New York public education budget would increase educational inequity and would hurt students living in poverty and students of color the most. 

Download the report

For Immediate Release: January, 25, 2011
Contact: Billy Easton, AQE 518-461-9171 Nikki Jones, AQE 315-416-9393

State: 

Common Opportunity Resource Standards

Publication Date: 
Fri, 2009-12-18
Type: 
policy

Learn about the Opportunity to Learn Campaign’s proposal for a federal resource standards and accountability system and how this system would supplement state education funding and accountability, improve resource distribution efficiencies and yield grater return on investment.

In far too many states, students are  denied access to the resources that provide a meaningful opportunity to learn.  There is no substitute for opportunity, not in our schools, our workplaces, or our society.  Opportunity is at the heart of our American dream.  Yet many students who need a high-quality preschool go without. Many children are taught by ineffective teachers lacking in baseline qualifications and experience. Too many attend under-performing schools that lack the resources necessary to effectively raise achievement.

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