At our educator effectiveness convening, Emory University professor Dirk Schroeder described the positive deviance approach for studying positive outliers who can inspire solutions to implementation challenges in education.
Linda Jensen, director of the Arizona College Access Network, was named the Arizona School Counselor Association’s 2015 Advocate of the Year. The award was presented at the Association’s annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Accelerating improvement was the focus of the Carnegie Foundation Summit I attended on March 2 – 4. Drawing on examples from their own work, education leaders including Commissioner Terry Holliday (KY), Superintendent Lillian Lowery (MD) and Assistant Commissioner Emily Freitag (TN) taught us about the core principles of improvement science:
What happens in a child’s first three years of life has deep and
long-lasting implications for success in school and life. Studies
show that how many words children are exposed to by age 3, their
mothers’ education level, and the stress of poverty are huge
factors in whether or not they are ready for kindergarten at age
Academic Common Market: Out-of-State Degrees, In-State Rates
College Access Across State Lines, Tuition Savings
Atlanta, GA — Now is the time when parents and students are starting to shop for colleges for fall enrollment. For residents of any Southern Regional Education Board member state, SREB’s Academic Common Market enables them to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states, colleges and universities. ACM makes available more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
States lay strong foundation for classroom observations:
Classroom observation systems that improve teaching require sustained commitment
Atlanta, GA — Teachers could see substantial gains in the classroom if state and district leaders commit to fleshing out new observation systems over the long run, according to a February report
Kate Derrick, Troy Grant and Mary Laphen, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission created a comprehensive, annual series of Path to College events to meet the needs of high school students: College Planning Nights, College App Week, College Goal Tennessee and College Signing Day.
Christie Fox and Melissa Miller Kincart, Utah System of Higher Education
This presentation shared the process and outcomes of entering into data-sharing agreements with school districts to track student college-going patterns and first-year achievement data.
Rosa Zamora and Alayna Herr, MoveED
This webinar provided an overview of www.MoveEd.org, a new website sponsored by Lumina Foundation. MoveED brings together organizations committed to helping low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners attain a postsecondary credential.
Desiree Colonna, CEO, Bella Web Design
In this webinar, led by the CEO of the award-winning Bella Web Design, attendees learned how to get your college access site designed cleanly and optimized for a mobile world. Content covered how to design websites for a seamless mobile experience and how that design affects your visibility in Siri and Google searches, including: