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Fresno’s Support of Students’ College Access, From Application to Enrollment

October 23, 2017 | Student Achievement

For many school districts, the biggest challenge in getting students to college is college readiness. California’s Fresno Unified School District (FUSD), however, has been up against a unique challenge: how to support students who are college-ready in taking advantage of their postsecondary choices. Based on districtwide data reported in a…

Q&A: How DC Public Schools Guides Teachers Through Cycles of Continuous Improvement

October 23, 2017 | Student Achievement

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is a national leader in supporting teachers—and it’s no coincidence that just a couple of years after the district introduced its unique professional learning framework, it is seeing big gains in student achievement. The cornerstone of the district’s approach to professional learning is called…

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How A Student-Led Program Eases Transitions for Military Kids

September 25, 2017 | Student Achievement

By Mya Wells As part of a proud military family, I’ve moved to several new places—Florida, Louisiana, and Texas—and each time my family moved, I faced the challenge of transitioning to a new school. It’s never easy for military kids like me to adapt to a new school—everything from understanding…

Success for Our Students: How High Schools and Colleges Can Share Responsibility for the Students They Serve

September 25, 2017 | Student Achievement

Both of us were first-generation college students. Like many others who fit this description, we started college at broad-access postsecondary institutions close to home – a California community college and a California state university. Our privileged fates as graduates unfortunately was and remains far from the norm for others of…