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Teacher Practice Networks Collaborate to Advance Standards-Aligned Practices

December 11, 2017 | Professional DevelopmentStudent Achievement

Research shows that teachers learn best from each other, and that a school leadership model that leverages teacher leadership can positively impact instruction. Why not turn to teachers to help lead in the area they know best? School leadership should include teacher leaders as part of the solution to improving…

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University of Chicago Network for College Success Helps Educators “Master the Art of Learning from Colleagues”

December 11, 2017 | Student Achievement

Collaboration is key to creating strong learning communities within and between schools. The Network for College Success (NCS), which brings together school leadership teams from 15 high schools in Chicago to look at each others’ data and share strategies, is a great example of this collaboration. As part of NCS,…

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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…

Bill Gates Reflects Education Work

Bill Reflects On Our Education Work and Looks to the Future

October 24, 2017 | Student Achievement

At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we’ve learned from our partners and the field that excellent schools are what help students succeed most. At the Council of the Great City Schools’ 61st Annual Fall Conference, themed “Advancing the State of Urban Education,” co-chair Bill Gates shared how this learning has inspired…