SUPPORTING STUDENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND:
THE CASE FOR A CORPS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
As federal, state and local leaders consider approaches and solutions to supporting students during the pandemic and beyond, the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, COVID Collaborative, City Year, MENTOR, and Voices for National Service offer an organizing framework of evidence-based, locally-driven student supports that communities can implement to address both short-term and long-term educational needs: the Corps for Student Success (CSS) Framework.
From the recording, you will learn more about the Framework from co-author and Director of the Everyone Graduates Center Dr. Robert Balfanz, and hear from the following practitioners and representatives who are working every day to support student success:
~ John Tupponce, COO, City Year, Inc.
~ Sarah Peterson, Director of Research and Development, Office of Community Schools, NYC Dept. of Education
~ Latress Strickland, Saga Education
~ Jeszach Gammon, Brothers@
~ Max Ramawy, College Possible
~ David Shapiro, CEO, MENTOR
~ Derald Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation, Kansas City Public Schools
A report by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, COVID Collaborative, and City Year
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption to schooling for millions of students, and despite heroic efforts from educators and families, has exacerbated and compounded inequities for young people our education system already underserved, including students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students experiencing homelessness, migrant and foster-involved youth, as well as students with disabilities and English language learners.
Providing the right supports to the right students in the right places at the scale and intensity required necessitates an organizing framework for action, which enables school districts and communities to make informed choices about which additional evidence-based student supports best address their needs and how best to deploy them.
This report recommends enacting a Corps for Student Success framework and response to benefit all young people, while creating a system that provides sustainable support to address long-standing inequities in the most under-resources communities.
Convening proceedings from the February 23, 2021 National Meeting. Recommendations for the Biden Harris Administration.
On February 23, over 100 leaders in education, civil rights, and youth development came together to deliberate on what is needed to support young people as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying racial reckoning, economic crisis, and educational disruption. Young people are resilient, but our education system is inequitably designed and insufficiently resourced to meet this crisis’s challenges.
Among the leaders convened, there was consensus that the policy and strategic decisions made now to reengage students, deepen their learning, build relationships, and empower educators to meet this challenge can enable us to remake our education system to effectively and equitably meet the needs of today’s learners—not just to build back, but to build back better. The group agreed on a specific recommendation for the Biden-Harris Administration on how to approach the challenge: to create a national Corps for Student Success1 by leveraging leadership, convening authority, federal funding, policy, and inter-agency collaboration to maximize the impact of federal, state, and local resources that can provide critical, evidence-based, people-powered supports to students, particularly those most impacted by the pandemic.
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RESOURCES SHARED BY
PRESENTERS & ATTENDEES DURING THE WEBINAR:
Addressing education inequality with a next generation of community schools: A blueprint for mayors, states, and the federal government. Follow this link for the full report by the Brookings Institute.
Impact of Pandemic on Student Success
Everyone Graduates Center & Attendance Works
Bellwether Education Partners
Ashton M. Verdery, Emily Smith-Greenaway, Rachel Margolis, and Jonathan Daw
VOICES FROM THE FIELD
Student Success Coaches
Educators on the Importance
of Relationships to Student Success
CORPS FOR SUCCESS ENDORSERS
America’s Promise Alliance
America’s Service Commissions
Aspen Institute Education & Society Program
Beaverton High School
EngageAR-State Service Commission
Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
Eye to Eye
Florida Reading Corps
Great Oaks Foundation
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Student Support Accelerator
Next Generation Learning Challenge
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers
Partners for Education at Berea College
Proving Ground at the Center for Education Policy Research
Talent Development Secondary
Turnaround for Children
UArizona AmeriCorps STEMM
United Way Worldwide
Voices for National Service
David Osher, AIR
Karen Pittman, Co-founder of Forum for Youth Investment