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YouthTruth: New Findings on College and Career Readiness

February 1, 2016 | Student Achievement

How prepared do students feel for college and careers? Student perceptions are linked to academic outcomes, which makes understanding student feedback vital for student success now and in the future. YouthTruth, a national nonprofit harnessing student perceptions to help educators accelerate improvements in their K-12 schools and classrooms, recently analyzed…

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Why Is Ninth Grade a Critical Time for Students? A Researcher Explains

September 25, 2017 | Student Achievement

There are a number of reasons that a student may fall behind in school, but one of the most impactful is making the transition to high school. Research shows that whether students graduate from high school is largely determined during their freshman year. In this Q&A, Elaine M. Allensworth, Lewis-Sebring…

What Student-Centered Learning Looks Like at My School

July 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

As a principal of Luella Middle School, I’ve seen the difference it makes when students are the drivers of their own learning. Our school district in Henry County, Georgia, is implementing student-centered learning across the district with a strong focus on student agency. At Luella, student-centered learning means students choose…

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We Want to Hear from You: How Have You Used Continuous Improvement to Support Student Achievement?

October 25, 2017 | Student Achievement

As the foundation focuses grantmaking efforts on middle and high schools, there is still much to learn about the work and needs of these schools in networks. Our K-12 team invites organizations that have facilitated networks for school improvement or believe they have the skills to do so to respond…