Student Engagement

A Teacher Talks About the Importance of Giving Students Agency in Their Learning

July 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

Meet Ben Owens. Ben is a charismatic teacher-leader who aspires to instill his passion for math and physics in his students. He has seen how shifting the attention from his voice to his students’ voices can lead to higher levels of engagement and performance in the classroom. In this video,…

PIQE Supporting Families at School and Home

PIQE: Supporting Families at School and Home

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

Jose, the youngest of five kids, moved to Oakdale, California from Mexico when he was just 10 years old. He and his family stepped into a daunting new reality, facing heartbreaking setbacks. “It was a struggle,” Jose recalled. “Not only did we have to learn a new language, but my…

A Parent Academy Driving Toward One Goal: Ensure Students Succeed

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

The phrase “student success” likely brings to mind the image of a child in the classroom, putting pen to paper and working through complex math or reading comprehension problems. But it’s what happens behind the scenes—beyond the classroom walls—that can contribute to a student’s ability to reach his or her…

Louisiana Supports Teachers with Aligned Instructional Materials

January 26, 2017 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

Busy teachers across the country work hard every day to help their students meet high academic standards. Many teachers report spending hours every week searching online for lessons and materials to use in their classroom, and some spend even more time developing and adapting materials to align to their state’s…

Investing in the Promise of Quality Personalized Learning

October 18, 2016 | Personalized Learning

People don’t usually look to places like Lindsay, California to find examples of extraordinary education. But extraordinary things are happening in this small town in the Central Valley. The students, almost all from low-income families and more than half English language learners, are engaged in their learning and taking ownership…

Room to Run: Student Stories from TNTP

September 1, 2016

TNTP’s Room to Run takes a look at what is possible when students have access to schoolwork that challenges and inspires them. To do this, TNTP asked those who know best: students. In Room to Run, a multimedia feature, TNTP highlights the stories of five students, like Abril, a second-grader…

How to Help High School Students Graduate

August 29, 2016 | Student Achievement

At the UChicago Network for College Success (NCS), we’re energized by recent data. The national public high school graduation rate has increased by 9 percentage points from 73 percent in 2006 to 82 percent in 2014 (NCES, 2016). In Chicago over the same time period, graduation rates showed even bigger improvements:…

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…

Straight from the Students: On Track for College and Careers

June 21, 2016

Students explain how their teachers are preparing them to succeed after high school.

Q&A: How a New Program Carries Students from the Classroom to Careers

June 16, 2016 | Personalized Learning

“Why are we learning this?” This is a perennial question teachers hear from students, who sometimes struggle to see the big picture: how their schoolwork is preparing them for life after graduation. But Career Connection, a new pilot program launched by non-profit organization Educurious, is helping students answer that question.…