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.
Too often, youth development programs are built from a “deficit thinking” perspective – designed to give remedial instruction on academics and other skills. I believe that there’s a more powerful […]
On June 12, the Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC) at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) honored a group of women nominated by their peers […]
Peer tutoring is an organized learning experience in which one student serves as the teacher or tutor, and one is the learner or tutee. It gives students an opportunity to […]
While not every student will like you (nor will you like every student) the more students with whom you have a positive rapport the easier your job will be. This […]
Across academic fields, the concept of disciplinary literacy can have a range of different definitions. In literature and discourse studies, the term used is academic literacy. For second language education, […]
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 […]