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Nov 15, 2021
A diverse group of stakeholders from across Idaho have been collaborating to improve the behavioral health and wellness services (BHWS) available to students in the state’s schools. This Region 17 CC article chronicles the group's work to develop targeted, research-based recommendations, which include increasing statewide resources available to districts to address mental health, adopting a common framework to talk about mental health and social…
Nov 9, 2021
As we move to provide the most efficient and effective support possible for students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring we know if our ESSER programs are achieving their intended purposes is a critical component for our students’ success. This blog post by Region 17 CC's Emi Fujita-Conrads explores six steps for implementing a successful evaluation plan.
Nov 8, 2021
Intermediary Insights Series: Building Infrastructure for OST/ELO Ecosystems with Byron Sanders of Big Thought
By Ebony Lambert, National Comprehensive Center Throughout their 30+ year history of innovation, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, Out of School Time systems, summer learning, and juvenile justice intervention. Now they’re one of six community partnerships in the U.S. helping scale national best practices in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). This summer, we talked with Byron Sanders, president and CEO of Big Thought…
Oct 28, 2021
Existing Federal Provisions Can—If Given Appropriate Attention—Advance Within-District Financial Equity
By Marguerite Roza and Hannah Jarmolowski Educational equity has been this administration’s priority from the outset, and last week’s executive order reiterates that. So, it is noteworthy that there are four federal provisions already on the books that could—if implemented with fidelity—make a real impact on financial equity in schooling. Financial equity can be measured both across districts and within districts by comparing fair distribution…
Oct 25, 2021
Intermediary Insights Series: The Importance of Listening to Young Peoples’ Needs with Fahren Johnson of Greentrike
By Ebony Lambert, National Comprehensive Center Greentrike is an education and advocacy organization that operates outreach programming, preschool, virtual programming, and two museums in Tacoma, Washington. This summer, we talked with Fahren Johnson, Greentrike’s director of strategic initiatives and leader of the Out of School Time Intermediary (OSTI). She spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on Black and brown communities, and how Greentrike…