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August 19, 2013

Deeper Learning as a Turnaround Strategy

Turning around low performing schools is tough--particularly high schools. There's only one difference between a struggling school and a good school--everything. Good schools have good goals; they use a variety of strategies to personalize learning supported by aligned supports, staffing, and schedule.

August 12, 2013

Fortified Environments Can Turnaround The Adverse Impacts of Poverty

Ask a teacher in a high-poverty school to name their challenges and near the top of the list will be disruptive kids and students not ready to learn.

December 03, 2012

Smart Cities: Houston, We've Got An Opportunity Here

School improvement is more about execution than innovation, but doing what works -- like tutoring struggling students -- consistently across a network seems pretty innovative in education.

November 19, 2012

Smart Cities: New York

"New York City is probably the UR-example of a creative city. It has always been about creating the substrate conditions on which innate aspirational energies could anchor and thrive," said Steven Hodas, tech entrepreneur now serving as Executive Director of InnovateNYC for the NYC Department of Education.


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