Student Success in Action

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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.


Brookings Institution: Never judge a book by its cover—use student achievement instead

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 average of 3.6 percentile points."
Kentucky K-12 Learning Trip

Spotlight on Kentucky

Kentucky has been a leader in the movement to more rigorous college and career ready standards to support their students’ success in the 21st century. Get a closer look at the amazing progress being made in the Bluegrass State by reading, and watching, highlights from Bill, Melinda, and Allan's recent trip.
Think It Up: September 11, 2015, at 8 pm ET & PT / 7 pm CT

Watch Think It Up Live! Friday, Sept 11 8/7 CT

Join your favorite stars from film, television, and music in a new, local, national movement in support of students and teachers in America's public schools. Watch Think It Up and help unleash the potential of every student. Student Powered. Teacher Led. Crowd Funded.
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Back to School: How Parents Can Set Students Up for Success

As the new school year gets underway, many parents are eager to play an active role in their child’s education. To help answer these questions, the National PTA, Scholastic, and Learning Heroes are sharing tips and tools that parents can use to help their children succeed in school.