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If we could build a new system of education from scratch, what would it look like?
This is the guiding question behind McREL's series of eight research reports developed for the Stupski Foundation. The foundation, which is focused on supporting the "fundamental reinvention" of the American system of public education into one that prepares all children for the challenges of life, career, and citizenship in the 21st century, tasked McREL with reviewing education research on several critical components of the current education system. The result of this effort is a series of reports that review relevant research and offer recommendations for re-inventing the public education system.

Student Supports

McREL Researchers, in collaboration with Stupski Foundation staff members, generated the following research questions to guide this review: 1) What student supports currently exist to address the barriers to learning from the time Our Kids enter kindergarten to their early high school experiences? If there are current practices that show promise, what are the key issues or weaknesses that impede their implementation? 2) What types of support for learning were identified as essential to the health and well-being of Our Kids? 3) How best can supports be integrated to leverage resources and funding?