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How High Expectations Lead to Student “Aha” Moments

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

I was first inspired to teach by my mom, a history teacher of 35 years, and by my 10th grade English teacher, Ms. Turnipseed. Now, as an English teacher at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, I enjoy the spark and “Aha!” moment on my students’ faces when they understand…

Everyone Has a Right to Their Dream

January 21, 2016

Young people dream about what they’ll be when they grow up, but there’s a gap today between where high school ends and dreams begin. A gap fewer and fewer are able to leap. Hard work and determination are not enough. Today, a high school diploma isn’t the end of learning—it’s…

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…