Updates

From the Field - Adolescent Learning

  • Accelerating Learning As We Build Back Better, Learning Policy Institute, April 5, 2021

  • Delisle & Stanton: Students Say Supportive College and Career Pathways Kept Them Engaged Through COVID Shutdowns. How Schools Can Use Federal Funds to Help; The 74th; April 20, 2021

  • Foster Youth Outpaces Peers in College Ais Applications for the First Time, John Burton Advocates for Youth, July 2020

  • Social Justice Humanitas Academy: A Community School Approach to Whole Child Education, Learning Policy Institute, May 2021

  • JFF’s Framework for a High-Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Program: Opportunity Youth; Jobs for the Future, May 2021

  • Reliable Data from a Rite of Passage: How a performance assessment system known as portfolio defense challenges learners and informs teachers in ways traditional testing does not; AASA, The School Superintendents Association, May 2021

  • Linked Learning and Community Schools: Preparing all Students for College, Career, and Civic Life; Linked Learning Alliance & UCLA Center for Community Schooling, February 2021

  • The Cumulative Impact of the Pandemic on Youth Who Have Been in Foster Care or Homeless, John Burton Advocates for Youth, April 2021

  • A Rising Tide Dual Enrollment is Growing Among California High School Students, PACE, December 2020

  • Students thrive in Oakland Unified’s health career pathway, study finds; EdSource, May 13, 2021

  • Finding our voices, and our research skills, during the pandemic; EdSource, May 13, 2021

  • Engage Secondary Students Because the Future Depends on It, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; Gardner, Quinn, Drummy, Fullan; May 2021

  • Beyond the Schoolhouse: Digging Deeper – COVID 19 and Reopening Schools for Black Students in Los Angeles, UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools, 2021.

From the Field - Systems Improvement

  • Restarting and Reinventing School Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond, Learning Policy Institute, August 2020

  • How We Show Up: Compassionate Systems in California K-12 Education, The Center for Systems Awareness and the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, March 2021

  • 6 Things That Matter Most to Students: Rebuild and Reimagine a Vision for Racially Just Schools, Californians for Justice

  • Reimagine and Rebuild: Restarting School with Equity at the Center.  This brief, released by a wide-ranging coalition of California organizations, outlines steps schools and districts can take now to rebuild and recover and lay the groundwork for long term systemic transformation.

  • Restorative Restart: The Path Towards Reimagining and Rebuilding Schools, PACE, May 2021

  • Every School. Every Community. Beyond COVID-19. A community needs assessment conducted by Partnership for the Future of Learning, April 2020

  • 5 Questions to Ask Districts About How They Will Use New Federal Funding to Support Students, The Education Trust, May 2021

  • Getting Back to School and Work – Policymakers Must Invest in California’s Expanded Learning, California Budget and Policy Center, April 2021

  • Community Schools: A COVID-19 Recovery Strategy, PACE, July 2021

  • Community Schools Playbook, a project of the Partnership for the Future of Learning

  • A Conversation with Principal Leyda Garcia, UCLA Community School   Marisa Saunders, Associate Director for Research at the UCLA Center for Community Schooling, a Stuart Foundation grantee, recently talked with Principal Leyda Garcia of the UCLA Community School about the culture and structures she and her staff have put in place to redesign and reimagine the role of school with equity at the

  • 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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