Events

Upcoming Events

Community of Practice

Oct. 26, 2022

2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Speakers: TBD

GRAD Partner Hosts: Bob Balfanz, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, and Kelly McMahon, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Past Events

COP: Fostering Systemic Resiliency for Students, Staff, and Schools
Sept. 21, 2022

During the 75-minute community meeting we heard from Megan Reder-Schopp, Director of Research, and Dr. Anu Sharma, Senior Research Scientist, for the BARR Center on how student success systems provide schools with a shared lens, belief system, and vocabulary to prioritize relationships and use of data to empower all individuals within the system and help cultivate a positive school climate, which provides the environment for all children and adults to develop resilience.

RESOURCES SHARED

Building Assets and Reducing Risks (BARR) I3 Scale-Up Evaluation
Studies and Reports

BARR Center

COP: Seeing & Understanding Students with Data
Aug. 31, 2022

The focus of this session was understanding the importance of not looking just at one data point to evaluate students, but being able to see a 360-degree view of students by looking at a variety of data points.

During the 75-minute community meeting we heard from Elizabeth Kirby, Superintendent Cleveland Height-University Heights City School District, on how they use data to understand student experiences, which includes broadening our understanding of data and the value of drawing from multiple sources.

RESOURCES SHARED

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Network for College Success

UChicago

The 8 Steps for Leading Change

Kotter

Freshman On-Track Toolkit

Network for College Success

COP: School Connectedness & Student Success
July 27, 2022

This meeting of the Community of Practice was focused on  school connectedness and student success.

We heard from Bob Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center and research professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education, who shared research on the effects of the pandemic on school connectedness, and invited attendees to engage with others to surface expertise, strategies, and best practices.

RESOURCES SHARED

School Connectedness

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Mental Health, Suicidality, and Connectedness Among High School Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Report

School Responses to COVID

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Who Created Maslow’s Iconic Pyramid?

Scientific American

The Importance of Strong Relationships

The Education Trust and MDRC

Secondary Student Attendance Survey

Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS)

Change Idea: Create Pro-Social Activities

Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins School of Education

Change Idea: Build a Sense of Belonging and Engagement

Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins School of Education

Change Idea: 1 to 1 Relationships

Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins School of Education

National Partnership for Student Success

NPSS

Design for Belonging

Susie Wise

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COVID Relief Playbook

FutureEd

What Teachers Say Is the Biggest Barrier to Learning Recovery

Education Week

COP: Centering Students in Student Success Systems
June 22, 2022

This meeting of the Community of Practice was focused on centering students. We heard from educators who have been using student input to improve on-track systems in schools. As we seek to transform or re-imagine how we build the classrooms and schools students need, drawing on student data is one way to tap into students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential to inform what becomes our new normal.

Speakers included Sarah Howard, Senior Director of the Partner Network at The Network for College Success at the University of Chicago, and Gina Pascual, Senior Improvement Coach for CORE Districts.

RESOURCES SHARED

More high schoolers are off track to graduate. Here’s how schools can help.

Chalkbeat

Mental Health, Suicidality, and Connectedness Among High School Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Report

Graduation rates dip across U.S. as pandemic stalls progress

Chalkbeat

Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

UChicago Consortium on School Research

Network for College Success Equity Stance

Network for College Success

The Developmental Relationships Framework

Search Institute

Elevate: a data-driven professional learning program that elevates student voice

PERTS

GRAD Partnership Launch
May 17, 2022

Panelists Carla Gay, Executive Director, Innovation and Partnership, Gresham-Barlow School District, Portland, Oregon, Elizabeth Kirby, Superintendent, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, University Heights, Ohio, and Robert BalfanzDirector, Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins School of Education hosted an enriching discussion about the successful use of student success systems to help students graduate ready for their next steps.

Resources Shared

EWS 2.0 Resources

Pathways to Adult Success

Boston Public Schools Report

Report finds high GPA, MassCore curriculum, and attendance are predictors of success after graduation.

School Connectedness and Mental Health

Centers fro Disease Control and Prevention

Measure Learning Environments, Not Just Students, to Support Learning and Development

by David Paunesku & Camille A. Farrington

5 Essentials

UChicago Impact

ESSER Guidance for School Staffing, Spending, and Scheduling

Education Resource Strategies