Updates

From the Field - Elevating Adolescents

  • The story of LAUSD Pilot Schools, in partnership with the Center for Powerful Public Schools    

  • Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School: A Community School That Honors Its Neighborhood’s Legacy of Educational Justice, Learning Policy Institute, August 2021

  • Community Schools: Supporting One Another As A Blueprint for the Future, Institute for Educational Leadership, July 2021

  • “The importance of community …. and community schools,” by Dr. Susan Heredia, President of the California School Boards Association, August 2021

  • New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Resilience, Renewal, Relationships – A summary by Joanne Quinn, August 2021

  • An Early Look at Predictors of College Degree Completion at Age 23 for Foster Youth, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, September 2021

  • Using Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support Student Transitions from High School to Higher Education, Alliance for Excellent Education and Linked Learning Alliance, July 2021

  • Personalized Learning As Transformative Learning: Alternative Education Lessons From Big Picture Learning, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, August 2021

From the Field - Systems Improvement

  • Making the Grade: How Fair is School Funding in Your State? Education Law Center, 2021

  • Spotlight on Back to School: Four Resources to Support Education Equity This New School Year, WestEd, August 2021

  • Do Now, Build Toward: Resources to Help Public Schools and School Systems Develop Strategies to Maximize ESSER Investments and COVID Recovery, Education Resource Strategies, July 2021

  • Equity Lessons Learned from Schools in the Time of COVID-19: Education Resources for State Leaders; EdTrust West, Learning Policy Institute, Alliance for Excellent Education, October 2021

From the Foundation

  • Stuart Foundation Applauds Bold Vision in State Budget

      July 12, 2021   At the Stuart Foundation, we are taking tremendous heart in watching California schools re-open their doors again for students and families to reconnect with each other in person over the summer and into the fall. As schools re-establish shared and safe physical learning spaces, many are prioritizing creative learning and support for students’ mental health and social-emotional

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  • Listening to Student Voices

        Sometimes we just need to listen. “In a year that many have considered lost, we have learned much.” It’s the opener of a must-read EdSource commentary by six high school students from the UCLA Community School, which serves 99% students of color in Los Angeles communities hit hard by COVID-19. The students aren’t speaking of learning loss, but of capacity, perspective and empathy

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  • From the Stuart Foundation and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund – AAPI Solidarity

      March 18, 2021 The murders in Georgia this week were horrific acts of racist and misogynist violence targeting Asian Americans. They were not isolated incidents, but the latest manifestation of the prejudice and injustice Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have experienced across centuries in this country. The Stuart Foundation and Dwight Stuart Youth Fund condemn these hateful acts,

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  • From the Stuart Foundation and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund – January 2021

    Dear Colleagues, With last week’s inauguration of the 46th American President, this dark winter was brightened by a sense of possibility and relief. With tremendous hope, we embrace this new energy from Washington, D.C., where we see partners supporting youth to recover from one of the hardest years in U.S. memory. Nowhere was this new spirit more evident than in

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  • Foundation Statement

    Dear Colleagues: The January 6, 2021 assault on the United States Capitol was a violent attack on our democracy and the rule of law, fueled by a dangerous failure of leadership, conspiracy theories and racist rhetoric. The disproportionately light police response was as troubling as the events themselves. As we process these deeply unsettling events, we know this: More than ever, our children need the capacity to discern fact from

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