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3 Key Elements for High-Quality Professional Learning

April 26, 2017 | Professional Development

Glimpse into any classroom in the country, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see students interacting and working together, engaged in group projects or other forms of collaboration. But in the Fulton County Schools system in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s equally common to walk through a school building and see teachers…

How High-Quality Instructional Materials Can Drive Teacher Growth

April 5, 2017 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has been widely heralded in recent years as one of the nation’s fastest-improving urban public school districts. Most coverage has focused on the district’s strong and stable leadership and its sustained focus on educator effectiveness. But headlines fail to capture a significant innovation: DCPS…

Q&A: How Improvement Science Helps Teachers Grow

April 3, 2017

It’s no surprise that teachers all across the country are eager to learn and grow in their practice—and professional learning plays a critical role in preparing them to deliver high-quality instruction. But measuring the impact and effectiveness of professional learning is often easier said than done. That’s why New York…

Chicago Students Take Ownership Over Their Learning

March 3, 2017

Powerful things happen when learning is student-centered. At Joseph Lovett Elementary School in Chicago, administrators have been working hard to create an engaging learning environment for students. As part of LEAP Innovation’s Pilot Network, Lovett Elementary has adopted a student-centered framework that empowers students to take ownership over their learning,…