Educational equity is about doing what is needed for each child—ultimately reducing gaps and improving academic performance. It’s more than how a student does on a test. It’s what we as educators, families, health care providers, and communities do to make it easier for students to learn, feel supported, and access better care. Read about our progress in the articles below.
Much of my interest in studying the effects of early childhood learning and family programs comes from the desire to see how they link to school readiness, achievement and broader […]
In my last post in 2014, I touched on the serious issues and social barriers impacting Native American youth development. Native youth experience inequalities in society every day, and it […]
I’ve been studying the effects of school disengagement on kids for decades. It’s a complex issue and extremely important. When a child struggles with truancy issues, it can have a […]
Since the 1990s, CEHD’s Check & Connect model has helped marginalized, disengaged students engage with school and learning. Our basic premise arose from the University of Minnesota’s research on resilience […]
Much of my work has been focused on figuring out how best to help students transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The past 20+ years of that […]
In today’s gadget-obsessed world, nature education and outdoor preschool activities are more important than ever. At the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), we’re studying the […]
As a student and researcher, I’ve seen the power of service learning programs to benefit students, school and communities. These powerful experiences also help students develop a positive civic identity, […]