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Student Achievement

Preparing Young People

By almost any measure, a good education is the best preparation for future success. Unfortunately, too many students are not gaining the required knowledge and skills to be competitive in today's global economy. MetLife Foundation supports teacher effectiveness and school leadership initiatives to help ensure that every student leaves school both college- and career-ready.

Student Achievement - Survey of the American Teacher

MetLife Survey of the American Teacher
Help strengthen education for children in the United States by sharing teachers' opinions with educators, policy makers and the public. For 30 years, the annual survey has shared the voices of those closest to the classroom and informed the country's discourse on the future of education.
> Download report  > View past reports

Student Achievement - Our Students and Our Public Schools

Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools…Now and in the Future
Explore a vision for the kind of school leaders students need, through this book and companion video which proposes several big ideas for teachers to meet 21st century demands.
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Student Achievement - Community College Excellence Awards

Center for Community College Student Engagement's Initiative on Student Success
Collects first-year community college students' experiences to assess their needs and challenges. The information is used to better understand what influences retention rates and what steps colleges can take to help the students succeed.

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Common Core State Standards Action Briefs:
Provide elementary and secondary school leaders with a deeper understanding of the new standards and their role in implementing them.
> Dowload "The Role of the Elementary School Leader" pdf-small
> Download "The Role of the Secondary School Leader" pdf-small
> Download "The Role of the School Counselor" pdf-small

National Center for Family Literacy's Community College Partnership Initiative:
Supports the collaboration of family literacy programs and community colleges in promoting continued education for nontraditional adult learners through a suite of resources.
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> Download "On Our Way: Educational Toolkit for Families" pdf-small
> Download "Turning Points: A Case Study of Family Literacy - Community College Partnerships" pdf-small
> Download "Promoting Postsecondary Educational Success for Adults and Families" pdf-small
> Download "Family Literacy: A Valuable Gateway to Postsecondary Education" pdf-small

What Kids Can Do "Just Listen" video project:
Reveals teenagers care about learning and appreciate adult guidance, despite all-too-common perceptions otherwise. More than 200 videos showcase what students think - in their own words - about teaching, learning and other education-related themes.
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Learning Forward:
Focuses on more effective educator learning to improve student achievement. MetLife Foundation supports the organization's mission through funding of publications and research, such as "Standards for Professional Learning: Quick Reference Guide," as well as the association's Learning School Alliance, a professional learning laboratory for schools across North America.
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Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning:
Provides K-12 educators with professional development tools to support internationally focused instruction so students can graduate college-ready and globally competent.
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New Leaders' Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) program:
Awards school leaders and teachers who drive high levels of student achievement in urban schools. Best practices are in turn incorporated into the EPIC Knowledge System, a professional development resource for educators across the country.
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Alliance for Excellent Education's "A System Approach to Building a World-Class Teaching Profession: The Role of Induction":
Addresses the need for system support, professional development and mentorship in order to retain quality teachers in today's schools and help young people graduate high school ready for college and a career.
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Children's Aid Society's "Building Community Schools: A Guide for Action" report:
Shares the concept and fundamentals of community schools - a strategy of partnership between the school and other community resources. The publication also showcases examples from around the world and provides resources and research key to developing student-centered learning environments.
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