K-12 education

Overview

K-12 education strategies focus on academic growth, social-emotional development, and physical and mental health and wellbeing for students in elementary, middle, and high school. These strategies contribute to positive outcomes at every stage of an individual’s life: reaching key academic and social milestones in elementary and middle school, earning a high school diploma, and receiving a post-secondary degree or credential.

Evidence-based strategies

Academic and/or enrichment programming for children outside of school hours
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Publicly funded, privately operated schools that seek to use greater autonomy to improve student outcomes
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Hiring, training, and retaining effective and high-quality teachers and school leaders
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation Stable high-quality employment
Strong
Helping students build the skills they need to read and write at grade level
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Helping K-12 students develop math skills, knowledge, and problem-solving abilities
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Reducing STI transmission and unintended pregnancy by teaching and encouraging safer behavior and decision-making
Stable and healthy families
Proven
Improving school attendance, supporting students at risk of dropping out, and creating alternative paths to high school graduation
High school graduation
Proven
Creating safe, productive school and classroom environments for all students
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Positioning students to be physically and emotionally ready to learn
Stable and healthy families Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Academic and enrichment programming to help students prepare for the next school year
Elementary and middle school success High school graduation
Proven
Paid short-term employment and internships for high school students during the summer
High school graduation Stable high-quality employment
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