Promising Practices Newsletters

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PBL + NASA = Success

Learn how three teams of students in the STEM Academy at Oklahoma’s Meridian Technology Center were selected as finalists in NASA’S annual HUNCH design competition.

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From left to right: Katie Hennessy, ELA Teacher; Skip Fulton, Principal; Cassie Swanson, World Studies Teacher, Mapleton Middle School

No More As, Bs & Cs!

Mapleton Middle School’s standards-based grading journey has students excited about school and taking greater ownership of their learning instead of just earning a grade.

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Valuing Teachers

A data-driven approach to teacher recruitment and retention is helping districts in South Carolina, Indiana and Delaware build, support and retain a diverse pool of highly effective teachers.

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April 2021 Issue

An Ohio high school’s three-year reform plan is generating student growth in all tested areas. Also in this issue: Two districts’ diversity, equity and inclusion journeys, how schools are adding esports to their learning playbooks, 2021 Making Schools Work Conference updates and more.

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March 2021 Issue

Learn how an Alabama district is equipping students with essential academic, technical and employability skills. Also in this issue: A South Carolina high school targets students’ mental health needs, 2021 Making Schools Work Conference updates, featured speaker spotlights and more.

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January 2021 Issue

One Mississippi school is taking big and small steps to make major shifts in its school culture – and student success. Also in this issue: How Oklahoma is delivering virtual work-based learning, Powerful Social Studies Instructional Practices, 2021 conference updates and more.