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Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School - Sioux Falls, SD Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School, Sioux Falls, SD Sonia Sotomayor Elementary School offers an open one-way immersion program within the district’s broader dual-language Spanish program. Staff represent Spanish-speaking elementary teachers from 12 different countries. Modeled after the Canadian French immersion program, the school defers English literacy instruction until third grade. This model has two expectations: 1) Read More

Upper School - Englewood Cliffs, NJ Upper School, Englewood Cliff, NJ The Upper School consists of grades 3-8, with approximately 50 students per grade level. The former library/media program is now known as Educate to Innovate. Through all Visual and Performing Arts Courses, and in conjunction with the newly redesigned Computer Science and Design Thinking course, students are offered opportunities for Read More

Harold L. Woods Elementary School, Clovis, CA Harold L. Woods Elementary School, Clovis, CA Harold L. Woods Elementary School implements Visible Learning strategies which have created a shared language among teachers and students. Students know what a good learner looks like and not only talk about what they are learning, but why they are learning it. Classrooms display posters to remind students Read More

Granite Ridge Intermediate School, Fresno, CA Granite Ridge Intermediate School, Fresno, CA Granite Ridge Intermediate School has a Transition Program for students who are identified as Low Income, Foster Youth, English Language Learners, or others who may be at risk of not graduating. The Transition Program focuses on students who might not seek out support but would benefit from mentoring and Read More

Piedmont Elementary School, Piedmont AL Piedmont Elementary School, Piedmont AL At Piedmont Elementary School, all teachers and administrators at both the school and district levels use digital tracking logs. After each schoolwide assessment is given, teachers add their individual student data to the log, creating one central place to analyze trends in student learning. The log is the basis for Read More

McKinley Technical High School, Washington, DC McKinley Technical High School, Washington, DC McKinley Technology High School is an application public STEM-based Title I magnet high school. McKinley offers National Academy Foundation (NAF) Academies in Information Technology (Digital Media, Computer Science), Engineering, or Biotechnology. The entire biotechnology curriculum is designed to precisely mimic the experience of a research lab, complete with the Read More

Weatherstone Elementary School, Cary, NC Weatherstone Elementary School, Cary, NC Weatherstone Elementary School is a North Carolina STEM School of Distinction at the Model Level. Schools with this honor undergo a rigorous application process that requires responses and evidence demonstrating STEM implementation covering key elements rooted within Five Overarching Principles; a self-assessment of the school aligning to the STEM Schools Read More

Daniel Wright Jr High School, Lincolnshire, IL Daniel Wright Jr. High School, Lincolnshire, IL Daniel Wright Jr. High implements a full standards-based grading (SBG) and reporting system across all grade levels and content areas. Instead of offering a general overall indicator of performance, standards-based reporting provides teachers, parents, and students with detailed information on individual performance. With SBG, improvement and enrichment efforts Read More

Helix Charter High School, La Mesa, CA Helix Charter High School, La Mesa, CA Helix High School offers a continuum of college readiness activities. All students must meet the challenging University of California and California State University A-G course requirements, which include all of the courses needed to be eligible to apply to a public college or university in California. In 9th Read More

Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah, OK Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah, OK Checotah’s motto is creating individual success. The school’s principal has a clear vision that every student will make a full year’s growth in a year’s time. Within the first few days of school starting, Checotah administers benchmark assessments for students’ current quantiles, Lexiles, and reading levels. With these results, the Read More