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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…

Employers and Families Teaming Up on Behalf of Students in New Orleans

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

For busy families, navigating the education system can be intimidating. This is especially true today, because as education systems continue to grow, support for parents to understand those systems is not necessarily keeping pace. A nonprofit called EdNavigator launched in 2015 to help address this very challenge. They began by…

Brookings Institution: Never judge a book by its cover—use student achievement instead

March 11, 2016

By Thomas J. Kane, Brookings Institution They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead. In February and March of last year, as teachers were preparing for the first administration of the end-of-year assessments from the Partnership for…

Reaching the Summit of Data-Driven Instruction

June 11, 2015

Elizabeth Dogget remembers how hard it was to personalize instruction to meet student needs while she was student teaching. “It was really difficult to track where my students were on their progress towards meeting a learning objective and giving them timely feedback,” she recalls.  “Often I would take a bunch…