This summit is the second of three regional community conversations to unite middle level learning stakeholders in their efforts to develop a regional agenda and inform research around middle level education.
Data informed decision-making is a central tenet of cradle to career collective impact efforts, neighborhood-based strategies, community schools initiatives, and other outcomes-focused community-based organizations.
Over 170 participants attended the Summit! Participants included representatives from the fifteen school divisions in Region One and their community partners. Feedback was positive and will be used to plan future RVA Chronic Absence Improvement Network meetings with region one school division attendance leads.
This article considers the practical, conceptual, and empirical foundations of an early identifi- cation and intervention system for middle-grades schools to combat student disengagement and increase graduation rates in our nation’s cities.
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) was contracted by Bridging Richmond and its partners to conduct a study with actual employees in the greater Richmond area to gather information that will lead to the creation of new strategies and activities to support significant growth in the regional pipeline of individuals prepared for high demand IT occupations.
This report addresses the following two research questions: To what extent were better prepared students more likely to enroll directly into credit-bearing English or mathematics courses and earn a grade of C or better? To what extent did better high school academic preparation close gaps in students’ likelihood of enrolling directly into credit-bearing courses and earning a grade of C or better?