NEWS & STORIES

Voices, perspectives, and insights from the field

What We’re Learning: Building a Community of Practice

March 21, 2019 | What We’re Learning

The Networks for School Improvement (NSI) Community of Practice is a core component of the K-12 Place-Based Delivery Team’s overall strategy. To reach our north star goal of significantly increasing the number of Black, Latino, and low-income students who are on track in their first year to obtain a credential…

What We’re Learning: Learning is Social and Emotional

March 15, 2019 | What We’re Learning

In January, I had the honor of attending an event in Washington DC  for the release of an important, new report: From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.   For the last two years, the Bill…

What We’re Learning

March 6, 2019 | What We’re Learning

Introducing: What We're Learning Program Officers and staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have their ear to the ground listening and learning from the educators and experts who drive student success in this country. Every day, I hear stories about their visits to an impressive school, get an…

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Teacher Practice Networks Collaborate to Advance Standards-Aligned Practices

December 11, 2017 | Professional DevelopmentStudent AchievementWhat We’re Learning

Research shows that teachers learn best from each other, and that a school leadership model that leverages teacher leadership can positively impact instruction. Why not turn to teachers to help lead in the area they know best? School leadership should include teacher leaders as part of the solution to improving…