How one Georgia district achieved record AP exam pass rates
As part of their districtwide aim to redefine high academic expectations, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) leveraged the power of feedback and formative assessment to guide instruction, increase student success and support teachers. The result? A record-breaking percentage of CCPS students passed AP exams in 2019.
Black teachers matter, for students and communities
There’s more at stake than the educational benefits of having black teachers for black students. Ultimately, all students benefit from teachers of color, as exposure to individuals from all walks of life can reduce stereotypes, prevent unconscious bias and prepare students to succeed in a diverse society.
Unit to support the international Hunger Challenge initiative
PBLWorks has partnered with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, to create an English, math and science unit for the upcoming Hunger Challenge. Students participating in the challenge research hunger and malnutrition and develop potential solutions to these issues.
Why career exploration must be a K–12 priority
For many, a broader range of career options is only discovered later, near the end of high school or even in college, when the financial clock starts ticking. They must then scramble to make a decision that may not be the right one. Career exploration should be more of a priority in the K–12 world, and it should start in middle school.
Indiana students apprentice in construction as part of course work
Construction classes at Hamilton Heights High School are giving students a hands-on education. This program, the first State Earn and Learn Program of its kind in Indiana, was developed through a partnership with the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation.