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Culturally Responsive-Sustaining education is intended to help education stakeholders create student-centered learning environments that affirm cultural identities; foster positive academic outcomes; develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

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A Literature Review of College Access and Readiness Research

An increasing number of jobs require postsecondary education, but some BIPOC students, particularly Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students, are not graduating at the same rates as other students. We explore the factors that impact college access and readiness for BIPOC and low-income populations.

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An Evaluation of the BPS Excellence for All Initiative

Our report provides a primarily qualitative analysis of fidelity and quality of support for student learning in the implementation of the EFA initiative in 16 Boston Public Schools serving 4-6th grade students.

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Demographic Change and Educating Immigrant Youth in New York City

In this white paper, we do not treat immigrant youth as monolithic, understanding that there is no one immigrant story and, therefore, can be no one immigrant pedagogy or curriculum, policy or program for the matter.

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Culturally Responsive Mastery-based Education Research Project

Seeks to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning capacities, school engagement, and academic outcomes.

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Is NYC Preparing Teachers to Be Culturally Responsive? Data Snapshot

In this volatile political time when racism and bias are increasingly visible in politics and the media, young people are looking to schools to help them understand the world and themselves.

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Culturally Responsive Education: A Primer for Policy and Practice

The terms culturally relevant teaching (alternatively culturally responsive education or culturally responsive pedagogy) constitute a significant intellectual contribution to the field of education and educational literature.

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Academic Interventions for Struggling Learners

Academic Interventions for Struggling Learners brief addresses the purpose of instructional support teams, elements of culturally responsive instruction and provide resources for response to interventions.

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BEES Evaluation

PRE is working closely with BPS to conduct a 2 year, mixed-method formative evaluation of BEES to understand how the programs works and to determine if participation in BEES has an impact on science outcomes for students.

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