December 2014 Archives

Innovative staffing strategies are being deployed by a group of districts including Nashville Public Schools. The effort is led by Public Impact, an organization identifying and testing strategies to extend the influence of great teachers and improve working conditions and learning opportunities for all educators.


In addition to knowledge and skills, research in the last five years suggests that mindset matters—for academic success today and for careers down the road. Mindset and big challenges help students appreciate the importance of effort, initiative, and collaboration.


Low-income students deserve new solutions that empower them as informed consumers of postsecondary education and training options. There's tremendous potential for ed tech to help opportunity youth and other low-income learners make more informed decisions about postsecondary and career pathways.


A WestEd study showed significant achievement gains from the use of visual, game-based ST Math in 129 California elementary schools. The blended-learning math program, developed by a southern California nonprofit, has more than 10 years of demonstrated results at scale.


Report on New Classrooms shows promising results from their blended learning Teach to One program. The impact on student outcomes, the remarkable benefits for teachers, and why the program is the best picture of personalized learning out there.


Successful implementation should start with a vision and a core focus that is aligned to a strategic plan with the ultimate goal of impacting student success. This involves bringing key stakeholders to the table who serve in vital roles to all areas of implementations, ensuring the blending of support.


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