Resources

12/14/2014

A 2014 study examined the impact of the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach on the use of standards-based mathematics teaching practices within 88 third-grade mathematics classrooms in 24 elementary schools. Teachers trained in the RC approach were observed using higher levels of standards-based mathematics teaching practices than teachers in control schools.

Type: Case Study
11/17/2014

This Huffington Post article explains that the achievement gap begins for black boys begins -- and therefore must be addressed -- early in their educational careers, particularly in relation to STEM success. While educators speak about algebra as a gateway course, the foundation for math success must be built in the pre-k through elementary years.

10/21/2014

The Susquehanna Township School District needed to design a scalable, high-performance system to consolidate telephony, video surveillance, and desktop services into a single network. Utilizing Hewlett Packard’s 5400 zl Switch Series, the district doubled the capacity and reach of its wireless networking, boosted its district campuses’ physical and network security, and removed barriers to deployment of new teaching and learning tools.

Type: Case Study
8/30/2014

Despite seeing a significant spike in the number of English-language learners (ELLs), Bullitt County Public Schools did not see enough growth to warrant full-time ELL personnel at each school. The district partnered with Rosetta Stone to implement a scalable program that could advance the skills of ELLs through independent study with a response-to-intervention approach.

Type: Case Study
8/30/2014

Oregon's Woodburn School District is a dual language district teaching in either English/Spanish or English/Russian. In addition, the district has a large English-language learners (ELL) and migrant population, with the total ELL population at 70 percent of the district. The nearly 2,000 active students have read 36,000 books in close to 9,000 hours over 10 months with myON's web-based, personalized literacy environment.

Type: Case Study
8/30/2014

Data comparability lets teachers, administrators, parents and students make important connections, recognize growth patterns, develop achievable growth projections, and compare groups of students. Northwest Evaluation Association's (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress and MAP for Primary Grades interim assessments help districts maintain data so that it can be compared vertically, horizontally and longitudinally.

Type: White Paper
8/30/2014

Horry County Schools rolled out a personalized digital learning initiative as part of a three-year, phased 1-to-1 implementation. Education Elements worked with Horry to develop a roll-out strategy, train district and school leadership, and offer a platform to provide access, data and insights to students, teachers and leaders.

Type: Case Study
8/30/2014

In one of the most impoverished and underperforming areas of Chicago's public schools, Area Thirteen, schools using MIND Research Institute's ST Math experienced double the growth in math proficiency than did similar non-ST Math schools.

Type: Case Study
8/29/2014

The Baltimore City Schools worked with Insight Education Group to retain the district's sense of autonomy while creating a structured system of sharing best practices, guiding instructional improvement and measuring effectiveness. As a result, over 500 school and district leaders and 1,500 teachers underwent professional development to improve their schools' instructional practice. In addition, 45 teacher facilitators were trained to deliver professional development to their peers throughout the district.

Type: Case Study
8/29/2014

Knovation has partnered with Baldwin County Public Schools (BCPS) to support their digital renaissance with a digital curriculum solution with over 360,000 learning resources for the district's nearly 30,000 students. Knovation also partnered with BCPS to provide extensive professional learning services as part of the district’s Digital Renaissance Leadership Academy.

Type: Case Study
8/5/2014

Effective teaching is a key component to solving educational inequity. In schools throughout the country, teachers committed to the profession are poised to bring forth great learning in their students. We need to give these teachers the professional development they need to deliver quality instruction to inspire learning and achievement in the young people they touch.

Type: White Paper
8/5/2014

Produced by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and Grunwald Associates LLC, For Every Child, Multiple Measures: What Parents and Educators Want From K12 Assessments gauges the assessment needs of parents, teachers and district administrators – those with the most practical and personal experience with the day-to-day impact of assessments and accountability.

Type: White Paper
8/5/2014

Educators, supporters, friends and family members gathered together on June 12 in Emporia, Kan., to dedicate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators on the campus of Emporia State University, the site of The National Teachers Hall of Fame. Attendees of the dedication included Emporia State University President Dr. Michael Shonrock; Emporia Mayor Jon Geitz; Ruthanne Buck, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Kathy Hurley, EVP, Education Alliances, Pearson Foundation and representatives from the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA).

Type: Press Release
8/5/2014

Traditionally, districts picked a single operating platform for instruction and administrative functions – but is that still necessary? As districts embrace mobility and cloud in the classroom and as a business enabler, how do multiple platforms affect students and educators as well as districts’ short and long-term educational goals? CDW surveyed 175 school IT professionals to understand their platform goals, challenges and lessons learned.

6/1/2014

This paper examines the current mobile learning environment, defines the specific issues that need addressing, and then explores a comprehensive, hosted and affordable solution recently introduced by Sprint. Wireless Campus Manager is cloud-based, which removes the need for on-premise equipment and reduces capital expense outlays. Hosted solutions of this type also provide quick, easy software and curriculum updates across a district’s hundreds or thousands of mobile devices.

Type: White Paper

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