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Tanya Paperny

Understanding why culture-based education is particularly important for the resilience of Native youth.

Gwen Baker
Lauren Schwartze
Bonnie O'Keefe

Despite enormous effort across the education sector over many years, persistent and pervasive gaps in educational access, engagement, and achievement exist for students across the country. Through our research, we found that three key things are true of schools that succeed at accelerating growth among students who start off below grade level. 

Max Marchitello
Diana Cournoyer

If schools in juvenile-justice facilities are a young person’s last chance to get back on track, our latest research shows that these institutions are failing. Students in juvenile-justice facilities often don’t have access to even the most basic classes, and Native American youth in these settings are more disadvantaged than others.

Lauren Schwartze

Lessons from a visit to Hollister Prep, a public charter school in  California which serves a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population and achieves remarkable results, partly through its use of data-driven instruction.

Kelly Robson

Thirty years ago today, former president George H.W. Bush convened the nation’s governors in Charlottesville, VA for the nation’s first, and to date only, education summit. At this summit, the governors agreed to six national education goals. These goals have been the foundation for state and national education reform efforts over the last three decades.

It’s time for a second summit.

Brandon Lewis

Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy, Florida, defies expectations. More than 90% of the school’s 530 students are Black or Hispanic, more than two-thirds qualify for free or reduced-price lunch and the school is located in an economically depressed rural county where nearly one-quarter of the residents live in poverty. Yet, Crossroad is Gadsden County’s highest performing school, outperforming district and state averages in both math and reading. 

Kelly Robson

Despite substantial diversity in the schools’ models and contexts in which they operate, there are three common factors that seem to facilitate rural charter schools’ success.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen

Pilot programs show that electric buses, pricey today, offer long-term savings and crucial learning opportunities.

Bonnie O'Keefe

For the past 20 years, only about 10% of students walked or biked to school. Back in 1969, that number was over 40%. We make a case for dedicated infrastructure and investment to help more students walk or bike to school and reap environmental, safety, and health benefits.

Katrina Boone

Reframing learning objectives and outcomes in the geographical, historical and local context of indigenous groups

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