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Kelly Field

22 September 2020

United States

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Dual credit classes were a response to the increasing costs of attending college and university and to make postsecondary education more accessible to low-income students. Although low-income and minority students a...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

2 May 2020

Mesa, Arizona, United States

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The Summit Learning Program is an online program that offers personalized lessons in science, social studies, math, and English language arts for students in grades four through 12. “Nearly 400 schools use it across 4...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Teicher Khadaroo

6 January 2020

United States

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Some colleges and universities believe the solution to a more equitable admissions process is the removal of standardized tests from the criteria considered. Now, many are acting on this idea and getting rid of the re...

WRAL-TV

Kelly Hinchcliffe

19 November 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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In the past few years, Durham's public schools have made significant strides, backed by a new superintendent intent on getting teachers and the whole community to buy into his plan. Frequent teacher evaluations, new h...

Idaho Education News

Sami Edge

6 June 2019

Spanaway, Washington, United States

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A Washington state elementary school, which serves a majority low-income population, rose to be one of the state's highest-achieving schools after it enacted a strict "no excuses" model. The intense structure has help...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

5 June 2019

Murtaugh, Idaho, United States

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Once classified as "needing improvement," Idaho's K-12 schools in Murtaugh successfully turned around their lagging math scores with the help of a state-sponsored professional development program. As part of the progr...

Chalkbeat

Erica Meltzer

29 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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For the past four years, several rural Colorado school districts have experimented with alternative forms of evaluation that don't rely solely on the results of educational testing. Now, a proposed bill, with wide sup...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

25 April 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's choice-based enrollment process, once heralded as a solution to the city's segregated schools, is now called "a cautionary tale" by most local parents. The system gives preference to residents of neigh...

The New York Times

Erica Green

12 April 2019

Akron, Ohio, United States

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One year after LeBron James' I Promise School opened its doors, its students, picked for being some of the worst performing in Akron, Ohio, have shown significant improvement on district assessments. I Promise is fund...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

11 December 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Several Dallas-based ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) schools focus on social-emotional learning and restorative justice education. High performing teachers participate in professional learning communities and rec...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Justin Murphy

29 November 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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Nathaniel Rochester Community School 3 in the Rochester City School District in New York has a record of poor academic achievement, but a special accelerated summer math program had 16 seventh graders pass the Regents...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

24 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Since Ascend Charter Schools switched from the popular "No Excuses" model to a Responsive Classroom philosophy, test scores have steadily risen, suspension rates have dropped dramatically, and the racial achievement g...

The Hechinger Report

Nick Chiles

4 October 2018

Revere, Massachusetts, United States

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Although Massachusetts has been slow to join the personalized learning movement, when Revere High School, a predominantly immigrant and low income population, decided to adopt the approach, it quickly gained national ...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

13 September 2018

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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Since Montgomery County instituted new admissions policies for its gifted elementary school magnet programs in 2016, the share of black and Hispanic students has increased from 23 percent to 31 percent. The County has...

The Hechinger Report

Laura Pappano

6 September 2018

Minnesota, United States

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Before the personalized learning movement came onto the education scene, Impact Academy in Minnesota was already experimenting with ways to innovate within the confines and resources of a traditional public school. In...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

23 August 2018

North Carolina, United States

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A North Carolina teacher has had marked success using mastery-based learning techniques, which emphasize skill acquisition over classroom time, in her classroom. She says of the self-directed approach to instruction: ...

The 74

Esmeralda Fabián Romero

13 August 2018

United States

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A new "readiness check" digital tool, available in English and Spanish, gives parents realtime feedback about whether their child is prepared to enter the next grade level and provides resources and activities to prac...

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J. Brian Charles

1 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In 2017, researchers found that Chicago elementary and middle school students were improving their test scores at a faster pace than almost all of their peers nationwide. Reflecting on this surprising statistic and le...

Mississippi Today

Aallyah Wright

14 June 2018

Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

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Three elementary schools in an after-school reading pilot program saw significant increases in the percentage of students reaching third-grade level literacy benchmarks. The Mississippi-based curriculum takes a data-d...

U.S. News & World Report

Gail Cornwall

2 February 2018

Galt, California, United States

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Lake Canyon Elementary School in California takes a strength-based approach to instruction - teachers identify students' natural talents and create personalized lessons to encourage the development of these skills. "F...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Trisha Powell Crain

24 January 2018

Alabama, United States

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Closing the achievement gap requires raising the expectations not only of students, but also of leadership and institutions. In Pike County, Alabama, the school district has improved its learning outcomes by investing...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

7 December 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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In most "gifted" programs across the U.S., students are predominantly middle income and white, regardless of the variation in demographics between districts. Since the 1990s, Miami public schools have made it their qu...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

5 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Too often people use standardized test scores as the only measure of how good a school system is. A new measure looks at the growth and proficiency of the students as a measure of performance and may be more accurate ...

The Local

Lee Roden

2 May 2017

Sweden

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Sweden has, and continues, to receive a lot of asylum seekers, leading to the need for successful integration of these new immigrants. Certain programs have been developed, such as one that when completed asylum seek...

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Inbal Arieli

27 April 2017

Israel

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Israeli children are behind when it comes to math and science standardized testing, yet Israel has a large number of startups. This is most likely due to the Israeli culture encouraging innovative thinking, including ...

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