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Enhancing Learning with Technology | News from SRI Education | November 2023

Enhancing Learning with Technology | News from SRI Education | November 2023

We believe in the potential of technologies like artificial intelligence to promote equitable learning opportunities for all students. As the edtech industry continues its rapid growth and evolution, we remain dedicated to partnering with clients to ensure that educational innovations are not just forward-thinking, but also rooted in principles of ...
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New Student Behavior Blog Post: Handle With Care: Expanding and evaluating trauma supports for students

Now more than ever, many children and youth are exposed to potentially traumatic events, whether it be from community or school violence, natural disasters, or the sudden loss of a loved one ...
SRI Early Childhood State Systems Building Webinar Series

SRI Early Childhood State Systems Building Webinar Series

Check out the recordings of our four-part, FREE webinar series from March through June 2023. Each webinar focused on a different topic in early childhood state systems building such as needs assessment and strategic planning, coordinated eligibility and enrollment, engaging partners in planning for data systems, and family engagement ...
It's Mental Health Awareness Month | News from SRI Education | May 2023

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month | News from SRI Education | May 2023

We recognize the vital role that mental health plays in academic success and social-emotional development of students and well-being of educators. This newsletter describes some of our resources, research, and training that support mental-health awareness and trauma-informed practices in schools and communities ...
Inclusive Language Quick Reference Guide

Inclusive Language Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide is an introduction to inclusive language principles and provides guidance on how to put these principles into practice. Inclusive language refers to the practice of consciously choosing language that promotes the inclusion of communities that have been historically marginalized ...
Connect with us online and in person at conferences | News from SRI Education | March 2023

Connect with us online and in person at conferences | News from SRI Education | March 2023

Our team of experts is committed to tackling the most pressing challenges facing learners and educators, including ensuring children receive high-quality early education, improving STEM education, and advancing equity and inclusion in the classroom ...
Spearheading Innovations in STEM & CS | News from SRI Education | February 2023

Spearheading Innovations in STEM & CS | News from SRI Education | February 2023

Through our STEM & CS program area, we supports all students to learn concepts and practices they need to engage productively in society as citizens. We have projects focusing on curriculum design, assessment design, design of teacher supports, learning sciences research, multidisciplinary STEM and computing (STEM+C) integration, impact studies, and ...
Join IES and SRI Education, on January 19th at 3pm, as we launch the Leveraging Evidence to Accelerate Recovery Nationwide (LEARN) Network!

Join IES and SRI Education, on January 19th at 3pm, as we launch the Leveraging Evidence to Accelerate Recovery Nationwide (LEARN) Network!

Hear about what IES is doing to address COVID-19 learning loss and learn from LEARN Network team members about scaling educational innovations ...
New Student Behavior Blog Post: 5 Things that Everyone in Schools Should Know about Suicide Prevention

New Student Behavior Blog Post: 5 Things that Everyone in Schools Should Know about Suicide Prevention

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a significant increase in symptoms of mental health problems among school-aged youth. Most notably, the percentage of children with symptoms of depression and anxiety has become much larger ...
Connecting, Leading, Sharing: SRI in the Field | News From SRI Education | November 2022

Connecting, Leading, Sharing: SRI in the Field | News From SRI Education | November 2022

An important part of our work is actively connecting with educators and researchers in the field and leading networks to share best practices and useable findings. We also share our findings and resources in journals, reports, and articles across our websites and blogs ...
New Student Behavior Blog Post: Why Participate in Research with SRI?

New Student Behavior Blog Post: Why Participate in Research with SRI?

Back in 2019, we had an idea to create the Student Behavior Blog as a way to disseminate our work and initiate discussions with our community about issues they face in supporting students’ well-being. Our Behavior Research Team swung into action to make that dream a reality—and the response has ...
New College and Career Pathways Blog Post: Measuring School Climate

New College and Career Pathways Blog Post: Measuring School Climate

Getting and using feedback from students themselves about their school experiences is key to understanding school climate. But how do school and district leaders know which measures to use? ...
New IES Network Seeks to Scale Solutions to Learning Loss

New IES Network Seeks to Scale Solutions to Learning Loss

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students at all levels of education is still emerging. The recent release of the 2022 NAEP Long Term Trends report shows what many educators and researchers feared: significant education progress was lost because of the pandemic ...
Blog Post: How REL Appalachia at SRI is Working to Include Educators in Mental Health and Trauma Support for Schools

Blog Post: How REL Appalachia at SRI is Working to Include Educators in Mental Health and Trauma Support for Schools

In this Knowledge Alliance (KA) blog post, KA’s summer intern, Julianna Collado, met with Michelle Woodbridge and Nancy Perez from SRI International to discuss their work identifying and implementing better mental health support for educators. Please read the full blog post on the Knowledge Alliance’s site ...
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New College and Career Pathways Blog Post: Supporting Complex Networks Through Equity-Driven Practices

The imperatives facing public education right now—given all the issues laid bare by the pandemic and centuries of barriers systemically rooted in racism and White supremacy—require complex equity-and relationally driven partnership approaches ...
Student Transitions: Part 3 Early Learning |  News From SRI Education | August 2022

Student Transitions: Part 3 Early Learning | News From SRI Education | August 2022

Successful early learning transitions for children, with and without disabilities, require collaboration and discussion. Families, current providers or teachers, and new providers or teachers all come together to plan the support children need to move to the next stage of their learning and development ...
Student Transitions: Part 2 College & Career |  News From SRI Education | July 2022

Student Transitions: Part 2 College & Career | News From SRI Education | July 2022

Our research continues to focus on ways to strengthen critically important transitions so all students, from early childhood to college and careers, feel supported and ready to move forward ...
Student Transitions: Part 1 Transitions for Students With Disabilities |  News From SRI Education | June 2022

Student Transitions: Part 1 Transitions for Students With Disabilities | News From SRI Education | June 2022

During the summer, we look forward to students moving to the next stage in their journeys—from preschool to kindergarten, middle school to high school, or high school to college or careers ...
New Student Behavior Blog Post: Promises and pitfalls of positive behavioral interventions and supports

New Student Behavior Blog Post: Promises and pitfalls of positive behavioral interventions and supports

Students who are Black, Latinx, and Native American are more likely than White students to be suspended or expelled – even when comparing consequences for the same infractions ...
New Multilingual Learners Blog Post:  How empowered do multilingual students with disabilities feel to make their own choices?

New Multilingual Learners Blog Post: How empowered do multilingual students with disabilities feel to make their own choices?

Students who feel greater self-determination – the attitudes and abilities to act as a causal agent and make independent choices – tend to do better as they transition to life outside of secondary school ...
New College & Careers Pathway Blog Post: Supporting Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities and Support Needs as They Transition from High School

New College & Careers Pathway Blog Post: Supporting Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities and Support Needs as They Transition from High School

Researchers from SRI and the University of Oklahoma are collaborating to create a new assessment tool to help educators ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities (or extensive support needs) leave high school with the skills they need to be successful ...
Spring Conference Season | The Latest News From SRI Education | March 2022

Spring Conference Season | The Latest News From SRI Education | March 2022

This month, we highlight SRI Education’s participation in recent, current, and upcoming conferences. We’re excited to share our work on topics ranging from artificial intelligence and STEM and computer science research to promoting students’ well-being and successful transitions and improving outcomes for students with disabilities ...
SRI Education: Improving outcomes for students with disabilities

SRI Education: Improving outcomes for students with disabilities

SRI has a long history of innovation and excellence in supporting the education of students with disabilities. Our ground-breaking research projects provided the first large-scale, longitudinal documentation of students with disabilities’ experiences in school ...
Artificial Intelligence and Education | The Latest News | January 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Education | The Latest News | January 2022

SRI Education develops and evaluates the effectiveness of programs and tools that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to improve learning experiences and outcomes for PreK–16 students. These innovations are not intended to replace adults, but rather to strengthen the connections between children, adults, and learning content. Below, we highlight a range ...
What has special education in California looked like the past ten years?

What has special education in California looked like the past ten years?

The Inclusion in California Early Learning and Care study released a Data Snapshot Summarizing key findings on children ages 3 through 5 years with disabilities in subsidized care in California. The data are from the Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) from 2015 to 2019 ...
Trauma-Informed Care and Support | The Latest News | November 2021

Trauma-Informed Care and Support | The Latest News | November 2021

SRI Education researchers investigate schoolwide, classroom, group-based, and individualized programs from preK through post-secondary that support children and educators who experience trauma and promote the use of evidence-based and effective strategies through dissemination and technical assistance ...
Shari Golan Talks About SRI Education

Shari Golan Talks About SRI Education

Shari Golan is the President of SRI Education in Menlo Park, CA. Join us as she explains how SRI Education works to reduce barriers, optimize outcomes, and ensure educational equity for all children, youth, and families by conducting high-quality research and evaluation of education programs and interventions, supporting use of ...
New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

SRI and CCRC are partnering with Achieving the Dream, a national leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement with a network of more than 300 colleges, and nine broad-access colleges to conduct research on how educational technology and instructional strategies can bolster students’ skills for managing their own learning ...
SRI Education: Leading the Way in STEM & CS | The Latest News | July 2021

SRI Education: Leading the Way in STEM & CS | The Latest News | July 2021

SRI Education is at the forefront of integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer science education from preschool through 12th grade. We develop and evaluate innovative instructional materials and assessments, design and study professional development initiatives, and research STEM and CS learning in and out of school. We focus ...
Molly of Denali teaches children to use informational text

Molly of Denali teaches children to use informational text

Molly of Denali is a popular new PBS KIDS series focused on informational text. You’ve probably seen studies showing that high-quality media can teach children new information. Two new studies from EDC and SRI Education tell us something more: Well-designed media can also teach children how to get information ...
Research infrastructure for 21st century STEM education

Research infrastructure for 21st century STEM education

National attention is focused on the Biden administration’s $2 trillion proposal for infrastructure to support sustainable, broadly shared prosperity. A key question has arisen: What exactly counts as infrastructure? Is it only physical structures, such as roads, bridges, electric charging stations, and broadband? Or can it also encompass intangible foundations ...
SRI Education & Innovation | The Latest News | March 2021

SRI Education & Innovation | The Latest News | March 2021

We are impacting the quality and validation of solutions and practices aimed to reduce or eliminate persistent educational challenges through 28 EIR and i3 grants funded by the U.S. Department of Education ...
SRI Education News | September 2020

SRI Education News | September 2020

SRI Education News | September 2020 The Latest News SRI Education Awarded the Contract for the National Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) SRI was recently awarded a contract to run the new PDG B-5 Technical Assistance (TA) Center which supports state organizations that were awarded ...
SRI Education News | May 2020

SRI Education News | May 2020

SRI Education News | May 2020 The Latest News Supporting Postsecondary Transitions During COVID-19 Join REL Appalachia at SRI International and our partners on May 14, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT for a virtual chat on strategies and considerations for supporting students in preparing for postsecondary transitions amid the Covid-19 ...
SRI Education News | March 2019

SRI Education News | March 2019

SRI Education News | March 2019 sri.com/education This month, we highlight SRI Education’s participation in current conferences. We are excited to share our research on topics ranging from STEM and computer science teaching and learning to strategies for promoting early academic and social emotional skills. Read on for previews of ...
SRI Education News | September 2018

SRI Education News | September 2018

SRI Education News | September 2018 sri.com/education We’re helping make this year happier, healthier, and more equitable SRI Education kicks off fall with an ambitious new approach to improving equity in STEM! We demonstrate how ed tech can improve outcomes in high-needs schools, examine trade-offs between impact and cost in ...
SRI Education News | April 2018

SRI Education News | April 2018

SRI Education News & Notes | APRIL 2018 In this issue, we highlight some of SRI’s recent work in disabilities research and evaluation. It is estimated that more than 1 in 5 students has a diagnosed or undiagnosed learning disability. SRI’s disabilities research discovers feasible, evidence-based solutions to remove barriers ...
SRI Education News | March 2018

SRI Education News | March 2018

MARCH 2018 For over 60 years, SRI has been helping to assess the impact of education programs on student and teacher outcomes with our strong methodological expertise and deep content knowledge in a wide range of topics. This month, we highlight our work in STEM teaching and learning, from family ...