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Spotlight on #ProgressInK12 in Public Charter Schools

May 11, 2016

Last week, our Progress in Action campaign celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by highlighting stories of great teachers around the country—teachers who are working to help all students succeed. Giving all students the chance to receive a high-quality education was the focus of another celebration last week: National Charter Schools Week. Through this event,…

Huffington Post Education: What’s Working: Getting Teachers More Common Core Aligned Materials

April 14, 2016

Much has been written and debated on the state-led shift toward more rigorous, consistent K-12 education standards commonly known as Common Core. At the same time, that intense focus on the standards has obscured an equally important shift – the adoption of instructional resources aligned to the new standards. If…

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT: List of Resources

January 25, 2016 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents an unprecedented opportunity for policymakers and education leaders to translate recent research and learnings into equitable access to quality public education. To support state policymakers and education leaders, we’ve gathered a sample list of ESSA-related resources — overviews, infographics, transition timelines, and reports…

When Districts and Charters Partner—the Sky is the Limit

May 11, 2015

Districts and charter schools across the country are coming together in partnership, sharing best practices and resources while helping each other problem-solve with the goal of improving outcomes for every child they serve. The SKY partnership is a collaboration uniting two charter school networks (KIPP and YES Prep), and the Spring…

The Rewards of Teaching in a Rural School

April 11, 2015

By: Paradise Forbes, teacher at the Williamstown Independent School District in Kentucky. As a high social studies teacher, I have the weighty responsibility of introducing the students in my rural school in Kentucky to historical, civic, geographical, and economic issues that are quite often beyond the scope of their day-to-day…