May 7, 2012 by Staci Maiers
Looking for a way to implement a Positive Behavior Support system and combat behavioral problems, Davidson Elementary School opened a school store. Loaded with P.A.W.S. points earned for following the rules, students now purchase their own rewards.
March 7, 2012 by Staci Maiers
What happens when a group of educators, parents and community members go into the woods? They come out with new ways to help sustain school change for student success.
February 24, 2012 by Staci Maiers
With a message of “Read! Read! Read!,” and a beloved Dr. Seuss character, NEA’s ‘Read Across America Tour- Driven by Mazda’ is bringing books and cash donations to priority schools in California and Nevada.
February 2, 2012 by Staci Maiers
At Roberts, an alternative high school in Salem, Oregon, the focus is not only on boosting test scores but also on raising up the whole student—and the result is that academic success follows. Gains in math went up by double-digits and reading scores climbed 15 percent.
September 6, 2011 by Staci Maiers
What does a white chocolate mocha frappuccino or a double-tall decaf skinny latte have to do with student achievement? In Salem, Oregon a cup of coffee delivers more than a jolt of caffeine. It also provides an opportunity to connect…
August 29, 2011 by Staci Maiers
Eleven-year-old Martin Medina Cruz grabbed his fishing pole and bait and started mimicking the actions of his instructor demonstrating how to cast a reel. “I’m going to catch three fish today!” exclaimed Medina Cruz, one of a group of students…
August 18, 2011 by Staci Maiers
Instead of trips to the beach or a day at the ballpark, hundreds of teachers went to “summer school” to dive into professional development and to learn from their peers about what’s working—and what’s not—to improve education for needy students at priority schools.
July 25, 2011 by Staci Maiers
Fifteen-year-old Karina Guzmán was taking honors classes in English and history as part of the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program at her high school, and there was no doubt in her mind that she was headed for college. Then she…
June 30, 2011 by Staci Maiers
School reform. It’s the hot topic du jour. It seemingly produces a daily silver bullet answer that changes with each person asked. But what really works to transform public schools that have persistently struggled? Research gathered by the National Education…
June 8, 2011 by Staci Maiers
Innovation doesn’t necessarily mean smart boards, computers, or the latest tech gadgets. It can be as basic as needle and yarn, along with a desire to weave success into students’ academic lives. Many of the students attending Roberts High School…
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