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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…

Rising Graduation Rates in a Small Town of California

October 19, 2016 | Student Achievement

This summer, we had a chance to visit Lindsay Unified School District, in the California, where the students—almost all from low-income families and more than half English language learners—are taking ownership of their learning and seeing improvements: graduation rates are on the rise. Watch the video to learn more.

New School Year, New Learners, New Goals

August 19, 2016 | Personalized Learning

Heading into a new school year, I’m feeling refreshed, energized, and excited to take on new challenges. I have many things on my mind. Who will I be teaching? What do they want to achieve? How can I support them in their learning needs? How will they surprise and energize…