Resources

Building Better Schools and Educational Programs Can Be Lonely Work

We hope that our growing body of resources will support, inform, and inspire greater educational opportunities for students.

The Library

  • In extensive interviews with over 150 students and alumni, supplemented by conversations with experts and educators, we identified the experiences and concerns most relevant for students on their way into college. This paper has implications for anyone who supports middle and high school students in discovering their passions, fueling their sense of purpose, and counseling students towards the best-fit colleges and other postsecondary options.

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  • This groundbreaking white paper shares Summit’s beliefs about young people, the promise of public education, and Summit’s principles for school design rooted in the science of learning. By combining core values, scientific learning insights, and cutting-edge research, Summit built a school experience that can be tailored to every community’s needs.

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  • The Aligned School Model Framework presents six steps for designing a school model that consistently and reliably predicts success for all students, when implemented effectively. Summit Public Schools used this framework to inform the design of its model — we hope it will be helpful for the greater education community.

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  • This white paper, originally published for the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, contextualizes the incredible results of a multi-year effort to make dramatic gains for English Learners using an approach of targeted universalism and improvement science.

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