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Students are helping younger students with tutoring in California. The challenges in Compton Unified are significant: 98 percent of the students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, 35 percent are English language learners, […]
YEP Middle College exposes middle school students to introductory college-level work. About three-quarters of Hayward USD’s students are from low-income families; 65 percent are Latino, 30 percent are English language […]
The online iSchool initiative in Anchorage, Alaska expands disadvantaged students’ access to advanced coursework and gives all learners more flexibility to sign up for electives, voc-tech classes and after-school activities. […]
Each school in California’s Los Alamitos USD used to hire education experts for teacher training on staff development days. However, teachers were not sharing their learning across grade levels or […]
The Hermosa Beach City School District shifted away from traditional academic plans to a curriculum that includes mindfulness and social-emotional learning. The MindUP program, launched in 2011, incorporates breathing exercises […]
In 2014-15, Pearland ISD administrators and board members raised mental health concerns after three unrelated student suicides occurred within five months in the district. Superintendent John Kelly implemented a districtwide […]
A diversifying student body convinced an urban Indianapolis-area district to turn a building that housed vocational programs into a full-service college and career readiness center. In 2010, the percentage of […]
Engaging students by connecting learning to their future career goals with small groups creates unique success at Cuyahoga Falls City School District in Ohio. The district developed small learning communities […]
Uninterrupted reading for elementary students makes waves for one Michigan district. Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is a rural district with a poverty rate of over 70 percent, and a high population […]
Administrators from Lee’s Summit R-7 School District in Missouri were concerned that many students were graduating from high school and college steeped in loan debt and without enough experience to […]
For years, Meridian 223 in Illinois had rampant superintendent turnover, budget constraints and a lack of leadership. Administrators, therefore, sought out a system to foster principal leadership beyond typical school […]
It’s never too early to start STEM learning. At Barrington 220 School District, fifth-graders are tackling the subjects. “Fresh INC Marketplace” is a new innovative eight-week program that launched last […]
With funding tight, Newton-Conover City Schools launched a program in 2014 to support innovation: Instead of going to the general fund, fees collected when community groups rent district facilities could […]
An in-house data warehouse built in 2012 gives educators in Nevada’s large Washoe County School District quick access to the academic information they need to help each student succeed. With […]
A broken MakerBot 3D printer inspired a school technician in upstate New York to bring the technology to more students and teachers in the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, a collaborative […]
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