At the end of the day, all of our efforts are aimed at achieving one goal: to prepare all students for success in college and career. These are just some of the inspiring stories of students who galvanize us to continue our work to ensure that students reach their full potential.
Last year, the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard surveyed a representative sample of 1,500 teachers and 142 principals across five states. They found that the choice of textbook, especially in math, had substantial effects on student learning. "...if all schools could be persuaded to switch to one of the top quartile textbooks, student achievement would rise overall by...an average of 3.6 percentile points."