Access to a high-quality K-12 education is critical for the optimal growth and development of every child. Children who attend excellent schools benefit from a range of opportunities designed to develop their intellectual abilities and social skills. The benefits are long-lasting, as educational achievement is linked to higher lifetime earnings and better health. However, there remains a stubborn achievement gap in America's schools due to disparities in funding and teacher training. FPG's work in K-12 education aims to provide educators, public officials, and parents with the resources and tools needed to ensure that a high-quality education is accessible to students from all backgrounds and at all grade levels.
To support students and their families in preparing for and adjusting to online learning, "Supporting Online Learning for Students With Autism" addresses five key areas: (1) creating a learning space/limiting distractions, (2) creating a schedule, (3) accessing learning platforms, (4) supporting active participation/social connection, and (5) maintaining healthy habits/taking breaks, and provides ready-to-use tools and resources.
Researchers at FPG are evaluating the effectiveness of Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI), a professional development program designed to help teachers in kindergarten and first grade use a diagnostic reading instruction approach to implement individualized instruction for children who are struggling with learning how to read.
"Seven Students, One Voice: See Us, Understand Us, Teach Us, Challenge Us" is a powerful compilation of the first-person accounts of seven high school students who eloquently share what it's like to be a gifted student of color and, in many cases, low-income as well. Their journeys are composed of determination, hard work, and sheer luck.