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john hancock students This audio profile shares how at John Hancock College Preparatory High School, educators engage students in rigorous academics and provide strong social-emotional support with the aim of helping them prepare for life after high school. This includes offering two Career and Technical Education options: pre-law, and pre-engineering. The programs give students a taste of what… Continue Reading Audio: John Hancock College Preparatory High School

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School In this video profile, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School educators, students, and partners explain how the school has implemented a robust news literacy program, designed to help students learn to thoughtfully examine the many sources of information around them. As one educator puts it, this program “is the way in which [students are]… Continue Reading Video: Educating for Democracy: Helping Students Understand the News

oyster adams group of students Oyster-Adams Bilingual School teaches students in grades PK-8 through a school-wide dual language model, providing classes in all subjects (as well as student activities, interventions, and parent engagement) through a mix of English and Spanish. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn Mandarin beginning in 4th grade. A key element of the school’s success is… Continue Reading Video: Bilingual Education in the Nation’s Capital

George Hersey Robertson Elementary School At George Hersey Robertson Elementary School, educators and school leaders have worked hard to achieve a balance of consistent instructional practices and flexibility, allowing opportunities for teacher creativity and student choice. As one educator notes, “our writing kind of went from prescriptive one size fits all … and kind of teacher centered … and then… Continue Reading Video: George Hersey Robertson School

avon middle school Avon Middle School Avon Local Schools Avon, Ohio Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness. In this audio profile, Avon Middle School leaders describe their system for identifying and supporting students who may need targeted support due to experiencing housing misplacement or homelessness. Through a data-driven RTI process, educators identify students who need support and connect them with… Continue Reading Audio: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

Lipscomb Elementary School Speakers Lipscomb Elementary School Williamson County Public Schools Brentwood, Tennessee Engaging Students and Supporting Educators with a School-wide Math Plan. When Lipscomb Elementary School set out to improve their math practices, they looked for ways to engage students, support educators, and implement a long-term, school-wide math plan that would help all kids succeed. In this audio… Continue Reading Audio: Engaging Students and Supporting Educators with a School-wide Math Plan

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

Principal Phyllis Maestas Ladera Del Norte Elementary School Farmington, New Mexico Overcoming Challenges to Close the Achievement Gap. Like many schools, educators at Ladera Del Norte Elementary school were committed to supporting the success of all students, but they needed to strategically overcome a number of challenges in their mission to close achievement gaps. In this audio profile,… Continue Reading Audio: Overcoming Challenges to Close the Achievement Gap

Lakewood Students Musical Lakewood Elementary School Overland Park, KS Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-based Learning. Educators at Lakewood Elementary School take pride in creating schoolwide, interdisciplinary curriculum that students find exciting and memorable. They ground their strategies in a brain-based approach, meaning that lessons are designed to activate students’ brains, and that educators help children understand how learning… Continue Reading Audio: Activating Student Engagement Through Brain-Based Learning

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