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University of Chicago Network for College Success Helps Educators “Master the Art of Learning from Colleagues”

December 11, 2017 | Student Achievement

Collaboration is key to creating strong learning communities within and between schools. The Network for College Success (NCS), which brings together school leadership teams from 15 high schools in Chicago to look at each others’ data and share strategies, is a great example of this collaboration. As part of NCS,…

Data-Driven Change: A School Community Champions Growth Mindset

June 27, 2017 | Student Achievement

As Principal Scott Fleming prepared for his second year at MacArthur Elementary School in Long Beach, CA, he examined his school’s student data. He scanned the rows of numbers to get a sense of what he’d be working with the next year, taking in test scores, rates of absenteeism, and…

A Data Partnership that Supports Nashville Students Beyond the Classroom

June 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

Schools around the country are using key data on students’ performance in the classroom to inform how they can better meet the needs of individual students. In Nashville, data are also improving how students are served beyond the classroom and in the community, thanks to the Nashville After Zone Alliance…

How Tacoma Public Schools Used Data to Track and Empower Student Growth

June 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

In 2012, Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) set out to design a data tracking system that would empower educators and students and communicate important information to parents and the community. Since then, graduation rates have risen 23 percent and the percentage of students accepted to postsecondary schools has doubled at nearly…

Teachers Know Best

Teachers Know Best

January 26, 2016 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

The connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Our work focuses on ensuring that all teachers have the goals, skills and tools to form and strengthen that powerful bond with their students. The first step in doing that is asking teachers what works and what they…