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What Student-Centered Learning Looks Like at My School

July 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

As a principal of Luella Middle School, I’ve seen the difference it makes when students are the drivers of their own learning. Our school district in Henry County, Georgia, is implementing student-centered learning across the district with a strong focus on student agency. At Luella, student-centered learning means students choose…

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…

National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee

National Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee On How “All Teachers Can Be Leaders”

May 26, 2017 | Instructional Leadership

Sydney Chaffee recently was named National Teacher of the Year, but she doesn’t think she’s peaked yet. “As teachers, we always want to be better,” she says. And one way Chaffee does that is by taking on leadership roles that allow her to collaborate closely with her peers. In the…

Teacher Appreciation Week: High Expectations Builds Student Confidence

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

Great teachers are a critical support in the bridge to opportunity that is public education. For these students from Manassas High School in Memphis, their favorite teachers support and motivate them with high expectations, and encourage them to be the best version of themselves they can be—both in and outside…

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week: Conexión Américas

May 1, 2017 | Student Achievement

Great teachers know that all students deserve an excellent education. That’s why the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, a network of education advocates led by Conexión Américas, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by honoring five Tennessee teachers who believe in educational equity for all students. One of those teachers is Diarese…