Early childhood resources

  • The Hunt Institute is offering two early childhood events in November.
    • The first, November’s installment of Early Efforts will be held on Tuesday, November 2, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. A panel of experts will be discussing the long-term effects of early childhood interventions (register here).
    • On November 16, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, the popular Race and Education series will focus on supporting positive ethnic-racial identity formation in early childhood (register here). This session will be moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Jones of Foundations for Child Development.
  • Erikson Institute – The Illinois Risk and Reach Report is now available with 2019 data. The report organizes data in three domains – family stability, health and early care, and education. Learn more here.
  • How can school districts include family child care programs in Pre-K offerings?
  • Younger students were among those most hurt during the pandemic” – an opinion piece that analyzes available research and identifies students in grades K-2 as the most seriously impacted.

K-12 education resources

  • “Boys of color were hit hard by the pandemic. What do they need now?” As students across the country wrestled with pandemic stress last winter, sophomore Nathaniel Martinez logged on to a virtual retreat. Forty mostly Black and Latino teens in Chicago were getting a crash course on gauging how their peers were coping. Read more
  • How 2 Middle Schools are Prioritizing SEL for Teenage Students – Educators in these Minnesota and Tennessee schools have integrated SEL curriculum throughout the day — with exercises included for staff, as well. Read the K-12 Dive article here.
  • The Leadership Academy is offering Portrait of a Culturally Responsive School System, along with additional resources and tools here.
  • AIR Equity Initiative: A Bridge to a More Equitable World – Learn more here.
  • REL West Webinar, November 3, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm Pacific Time, Basic Elements of High-Quality Research: What to Look for in a Study, will focus on The Basics of Reviewing a Research Study Infographic and is aimed at assisting state agency, school district and school staff review research studies for the purpose of identifying evidence-based interventions.

Higher education resources

Teaching and leadership resources

  • Interrupted Instruction – A policy snapshot published by the Education Commission of the States, takes a closer look at research, interrupted instruction, and the impact of learning gaps. Read the full report here.
  • Educators, Mathematica and Catalyst:Ed partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, creating a toolkit for building a virtual learning cohort. Download the full toolkit here.
  • “Four Reasons Why Schools are Facing Crippling Shortages” The staffing shortage has become a defining feature of this school year. Non-teaching, often lower-paid roles seem to have been particularly hard to fill. Read more

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