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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: Helping Students Get To and Through College

April 17, 2019

Scan almost any school system web site and you will find a mission statement. While some make a broad commitment to helping students succeed in tomorrow’s world and reach their full potential, most prominently and proudly tout that they are preparing students for success after high school. But, despite these…

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…

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…