The Rennie Center recently welcomed two members to its inaugural cohort of Research Fellows. This fellowship is a unique opportunity for graduate-level researchers to partner with the Rennie Center as they produce original research examining the status of the education system in Massachusetts and beyond. The Research Fellows, Christopher Cleveland and Wendy Wei, were chosen through a competitive selection process, and they will spend the coming months creating and refining a research product to be released in early 2020.
Educators, community members, and policy-makers across the state are working tirelessly to find the best path forward for schools. They debate what policies will have the biggest impact on student outcomes and what practices will help reduce the achievement gap. They come together to discuss new ideas to improve education. But all too often these conversations are missing a crucial perspective: students themselves.
The Excellence through Social Emotional Learning (exSEL) Network is included as an exemplary approach to supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development in a report released this week by a prestigious national commission.