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A Call to Connection: Rediscovering the Transformative Power of Relationships (The Einhorn Collaborative)

A Call to Connection is a primer intended to spark conversation and inspire action in the many different settings and roles we inhabit. It does not put forward a prescriptive blueprint, but rather a set of accessible and adaptable ideas for re-centering our culture on connection. With reflection prompts and vignettes throughout, the primer is a powerful tool for igniting a shared understanding and collective consciousness that opens us up to the possibilities for connection around us.

Learning Agency (Inspiring Inquiry)

The Inspiring Inquiry web page features a curated collection of educational resources that inspire teaching and learning through inquiry. Videos, infographics, and blog posts all give educators tools to support student agency. Resources support educators in their efforts to create an inquiry-based culture of thinking and learning that embraces the development of a growth mindset, 21st century skills/dispositions, and an environment in which it is safe for children to struggle, grapple, inquire, wonder, discuss and play. 

The Four Core Components of Student Success Systems

High-quality student success systems combine four essential elements so that secondary schools are empowered, in an inclusive way, to graduate all students on a pathway to adult success through higher education and job training. Read the four briefs below to learn more about each of the components.

Research Brief: Student Success Systems Show Positive Results

January, 2024 Recent randomized controlled trials— the gold standard for determining the causal impact of educational interventions— have shown that student success systems generate positive results for students, schools, districts, and communities. Read our new brief to learn more about the benefits of high-quality student success systems.

A Pathway to Change: Building Student Success Systems to Support Students with Disabilities

September 21, 2023 Students with disabilities graduate at lower rates than their nondisabled peers. Of the 49.4 million public-school students in the U.S., 13% receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA; U.S. Department of Education, 2022), a law that provides a free and appropriate public education to children with disabilities ages 3–21. There are many reasons students drop out of high school, and it is often a combination of factors. One of the most common reasons is a need for more engagement or interest in school.

Centering School Connectedness

As featured in NASBE's The State Education Standard - Fostering school connectedness is an effective, universal prevention measure that affects many important student outcomes. Students who are connected to school get better grades, attend more often, have fewer behavioral challenges, graduate from high school, and go to college at higher rates than their disconnected peers.
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