The Center for Education Market Dynamics • June 12, 2023
In July 2022, the White House announced the National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS), a public-private partnership led by the U.S. Department of Education, AmeriCorps, and the Johns Hopkins Everyone Graduates Center, committed to helping students “recover and thrive” in the aftermath of the pandemic. Central to the NPSS mission is connecting schools with additional adult support staff to address post-pandemic needs.
Young people are resilient, but our education system is inequitably designed and insufficiently resourced to meet the challenges of this crisis. These challenges include:
Absenteeism and disengagement are on the rise in schools nationwide, with nearly ⅓ of students considered chronically absent.
During fall 2020, students learned only 67% of Math and 87% of content that peers would typically learn. These losses were especially acute in schools predominately serving students of color.
Data from California show the number of 8th and 9th graders in 2020-21 who were highly vulnerable nearly tripled.
Freshmen enrollment in college has declined by 13% since 2019.
During the pandemic, rates of psychological distress among youth have increased, and 47% of youth report feeling a lack of connectedness in school.
75% of parents reported concern over students falling behind academically and 69% reported concern that students are not getting enough individual attention.
The bottom line – students, educators, and parents need more help.
By equitably providing students with the relationships and learning that enable them to thrive, NPSS can help:
NPSS is committed to providing the leadership, organizational structures, and connective tissue to bring additional evidence-based, person-powered student supports to schools and districts based on locally determined needs. As district leaders, there are immediate and long-term ways you can get involved to help make a difference for the students in your district.