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.
Get a summary of the six factors that emerged from a comprehensive literature review of the effect of family, school, and community influences on children's learning.
Learn about the focus groups research with different cultural groups, and the development of the Partnering for School Success project.
Get more information about the Partnering for School Success CYFAR project that focuses on Latino families.
Learn how the Education: Our Best Legacy program is being adapted for use with Hmong families.
Falling Behind: Understanding the Educational Disparities Faced by Immigrant Latino Students in the U.S.
Explore this Children's Mental Health eReview from the Children, Youth & Families Consortium. (2.3 MB PDF)
Get more information about the collaboration between schools, afterschool programs, young people, families, and communities to address educational disparities in access and achievement.
Find out about the Children, Youth & Family Consortium's participatory partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary School in East St. Paul to develop engaging learning environments that enhance student learning and wellness.
Learn about this three state model that addresses the critical concerns of middle school aged children in historically vulnerable and marginalized populations.
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.
Survey of Social/Emotional Supports and Services in Minnesota Schools (1 MB PDF) — The purpose of this study and appendix (1.9 MB 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.
Family Development Research — Learn about the efforts of the Extension Center for Family Development.