School Learning Conditions

Child Trends’ work on school learning conditions focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, and practices that contribute to inclusive and positive learning environments for all students. Our work directly addresses the elimination of discriminatory and inequitable learning conditions at schools that often lead to poor academic outcomes and overall well-being for Black, Indigenous, and other students of color; students living in poverty; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) students; students with disabilities; and English language learner students. Our research centers and amplifies the voices of directly impacted communities, including students, families, and educators—especially those who have experienced marginalization.