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dows_lane ES Dows Lane Elementary School, (Irvington, NY). At Dows Lane Elementary School, English as a New Language (ENL) students receive services from a certified ENL teacher in an integrated push-in model for students at higher proficiency levels and a stand-alone pull-out model for students at lower proficiency levels. Former English language learners (ELL) continue to receive… Continue Reading Collaboratively Serving New English Learners

aj_whittenberg_elementary_school_of_engineering A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering, (Greenville, SC). A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering is the first elementary school in South Carolina to have a school-wide focus on engineering. Teachers address state standards and district curriculum through the unique lens of the engineering design process and engineering units. The engineering design process is a tool… Continue Reading Schoolwide Focus on Engineering

prairie_creek_elementary_school Prairie Creek Elementary School, (Olathe, KS). In 2019, the Kansas Department of Education designated Prairie Creek Elementary School (PCES) as a Gemini School as part of a Kansas Can School Redesign Project. A school had to redesign around the five outcomes established by the Kansas State Board of Education, the five elements identified as defining… Continue Reading Elementary Career STEAM
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Day Creek Building Character Educators at Day Creek Intermediate School realize that middle school is a unique moment in students’ academic, social and emotional lives. As Principal David Apodaca notes, “you have to respect the fact that this is a huge transition time in their lives … And if we don’t recognize that and respect that, then academic success… Continue Reading Building Character and Knowledge in Middle School

Hernandez Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama Supporting Highly Mobile Students at a Department of Defense School. Meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of highly mobile students is a challenge faced by many schools and districts. Teachers and school leaders at Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School in Alabama are… Continue Reading Audio: Supporting Highly Mobile Students at a Department of Defense School

Challenge Center Challenge Center School, (Sioux Falls, SD). The Challenge Center offers an accelerated, enriched curriculum to high ability students in grades two through five. In English language arts, the school focuses on three writing genres: personal/fictional narratives, opinion, and informative. Each day, students have multiple opportunities to write. For example, students share their rough drafts, poems,… Continue Reading Developing Great Writers!

Murray ES Murray Elementary School, (Murray, KY). Murray Elementary School’s teachers, staff, and administrators believe the key to student success is building relationships with families. For incoming kindergarten families, Murray Elementary starts the relationship building with children and families in November the year before children enter kindergarten. Murray sponsors a Future Tiger Night, where families come to… Continue Reading Transitioning Children and Families into Kindergarten

Hancock Public School Hancock Public School, (Hancock, MN). Hancock Public School is a K-12 Title I school in a small rural district located in west central Minnesota. Administration includes one principal, a part-time superintendent, and a part-time activities director. While all the small schools around the district have consolidated with other districts, the community takes great pride in… Continue Reading College and Career Readiness in a Small Rural School

Dayton Regional STEM School Dayton Regional STEM School, (Kettering, OH). Dayton Regional STEM School offers students two years of Chinese as their foreign language in 9th and 10th grades, with an option for college credit. After two years, students may opt to take one or two years of Spanish or continue with Chinese. The foreign languages instructional approach encompasses… Continue Reading Students in International Multilingual Communities

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