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Research on school success

Despite all of the great opportunities that exist in the United States, educational disparities still exist. Even if a child has a supportive family and attends a "great" school, he or she may still encounter barriers that prevents him or her from getting the most out of school, graduating from high school, or taking advantage of higher education learning opportunities after high school.

Explore the following resources to learn more about what the research says about school success, and how you and other professionals can help make a difference.

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Standards and expectations

Review what the research says about standards and expectations, and how parents and teachers can use standards and expectations to facilitate children's school success.

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Survey of social/emotional supports and services in Minnesota schools (PDF) — The purpose of this study and appendix (PDF) to empirically examine the social/emotional supports and services provided in Minnesota schools.

Collaboration across Minnesota child welfare and education systems: Statewide survey findings — Survey results report on collaboration across child welfare and education systems in Minnesota.

Social emotional learning: Implications for enhancing children’s mental health — Issue brief on social emotional learning as important component of enhancing mental health in children.

Teen link — Resources for anyone working with or interested in adolescent development.

Educational videos — Find research and practice-based content on trauma-sensitive practices, children’s mental health, and community partnerships.

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