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Spotlight on Kentucky

January 6, 2016 | Student Achievement

Kentucky has been a leader in the movement to more rigorous college and career ready standards to support their students’ success in the 21st century. The first state to adopt new college and career ready standards (CCRS), termed the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, Kentucky and many of its districts have…

YouthTruth: New Findings on College and Career Readiness

February 1, 2016 | Student Achievement

How prepared do students feel for college and careers? Student perceptions are linked to academic outcomes, which makes understanding student feedback vital for student success now and in the future. YouthTruth, a national nonprofit harnessing student perceptions to help educators accelerate improvements in their K-12 schools and classrooms, recently analyzed…

Nonprofit Quarterly: Scale and Sustainability—What’s a Funder to Do?

February 10, 2016 | Student Achievement

By Carina Wong, K-12 Deputy Director, for Nonprofit Quarterly Whether you work at a small operating foundation or for the world’s largest grantmaking one, “scale” and “sustainability” are two words that likely have dominated more than a few staff meetings. That’s not surprising, since both are important indicators of an…

New Roadmap Helps Parents Support Children’s Progress

April 21, 2016 | Student Achievement

Just as teachers are the experts on learning, parents are the experts when it comes to their children. And just as teachers need access to high-quality tools, so too do parents. That’s the mission of Learning Heroes—to inform parents about what’s happening in classrooms and equip them to support their…